I believe in pump vacations (and CGM vacations- but I’ll mostly mention pump right now). Now, I love being on an insulin pump- and I have ever since that first moment when I was 9 years. That’s when I first went on the pump- almost 15 years ago. It was the days of NPH and … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Believe in Pump Vacations
Please note, that these are my thoughts relating to this. I’m not saying celebrating numbers is a bad thing- I’m saying that I wish we celebrated other things as well. I want to focus on my life and all the ins and outs- not just the number. I want to be person-centered and not number-centered. … Continue reading I Choose a Person-Centered Mindset, Not Number-Centered
I don't think this will be a shock to anyone- BUT I LOVE CARBSSSSS! and maybe- I'm not supposed to admit it out loud- officially- but it's true. I love carbs. (shhhh- don't tell anyone- even though it's not a secret) (not my image) like Phyllis from "Confessions of a Type 1 Diabetic with a … Continue reading I have T1D and PCOS (and it’s no secret) BUT- I LOVE carbs!
To be entirely and COMPLETELY honest- I DREADED reading my post ending 2015 and looking into 2016. BUT- after reading through it- the focus wasn’t YAY 2016! (I mean there were comments… but it wasn’t the main focus) So that made me feel better. Because really- 2016 has been a roller coaster- honestly- kind of … Continue reading But Really- Bring on 2017! Peace out 2016!
After a rough few months, I was very much ready to do some serious thinking and resetting. I was going through some things back in GA a few weeks ago, and I came across the letter my 8th grade teacher had us write to ourselves to open at graduation. Reading now... it meant so much … Continue reading Promises from 14 Year Old Me
We've all heard it- "teens/young adults with diabetes are hard." Okay... so what are we going to do about it? Besides judge. and hard? Each situation is different. Each person is different. You can't just categorize one word for everyone the entire time. There's so many more words to choose from... But "hard" that's over-generalizing … Continue reading Teens with Diabetes are “Hard”- That’s Overgeneralizing
I’ve noticed something though- The part of loving my body that’s been the hardest? It hasn’t been being okay with the shape of my body, or the acne, or that I’m sweaty or hairy. The hardest part has been believing in myself- ignoring the imposter syndrome and everything else going on inside my mind. But … Continue reading Loving Your Body When You Have a Chronic Illness (Part 2)