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.
It’s okay to not be okay. Breathe. Say it again. It’s okay to not be okay. Breathe. Say it out loud- I’m not okay. But it’s okay to not be okay. Because how do you move forward… if you don’t even admit the truth? It’s okay to not be okay. Social norms say no- but … Continue reading Give Yourself Some Credit- It’s Okay to ‘Not be Okay’
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)
Disclaimer- again- I am not a medical professional and this is not advice. Also- I did try to be as respectful as possible even with my blood boiling. There are some amazing healthcare providers out there- and kickass women with or without diabetes that are amazing moms (some diabadass moms too) or who want to … Continue reading Another Journey Begins- Diabetes, PCOS, and Endometriosis
I'm sure many of you have heard this throughout your time with diabetes- "Make sure you rotate your sites." I've been hearing that since my days on NPH and regular- from checking my blood sugar to shots to pumpsites to the CGM. From my younger years, I remember the warning of "they don't work as … Continue reading ROTATE! ROTATE! ROTATE!
I've now been working at the College Diabetes Network and living in Boston for about a year now. Wait. What. I’ve been adulting for a year??? About a year ago, I was dumb and doing what I do best- which is hit the ground running and going a million miles an hour. Which. I don't do … Continue reading #cdnRetreat2016- Proving the World Wrong