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
Sleep has become even more precious to me over the past several months, and guess what? It’s not just the diabetes. It’s not just the anxiety. Actually, it’s mostly the insomnia associated with my uncontrollable period- the PCOS and endometriosis. And you know what happened last night? For the most part, all of the fun … Continue reading I Just Forget Sometimes, and It’s Not the End of the World
So- dating and diabetes- I know, I know. This topic- been there done that. I still haven't decided how I feel about dating- in general- I don't love it. I would like to make sure that I note this- I identify as a cisgender, straight, white, female. I've definitely noticed two typical "thought camps" for … Continue reading Dating and Diabetes? Let the GIFs explain it all.
I can feel it. I can see it whenI look at my CGM with indifference. I can tell when I just pick a random number to draw out on my insulin pen to give insulin. It lurks around the corner when my usual inclination to try and trouble-shoot is nonexistent. It’s back. But this time … Continue reading We Meet Again Diabetes Burnout
So I did a thing- I ran a 1/2 marathon (well my second- but I really don't count the first because that was just chaos and a crap show- full into my thyroiditis and exercise was painful- I was also not prepared). This also needs a disclaimer- please remember I am NOT a medical professional. … Continue reading Running a 1/2 Marathon with T1D (and other things)
So today closes out Mental Health Awareness Month- but like I said in my post yesterday- it never really ends for anyone- even if they don't have a diagnosis or a chronic illness or life challenge- mental health is always around and important to keep in mind. But I wanted to close out with my … Continue reading Maybe One Day- my hopes for the future of mental health & diabetes
Mental Health Awareness Month is almost over- and I slipped and didn't get out another post last week- which is messing with my own schedule- but I'm not sorry for it- it's called life- am I right? But as this month comes to an end- and just like diabetes awareness month- it doesn't end here. … Continue reading But you always have hope