Teens with Diabetes are “Hard”- That’s Overgeneralizing

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

Guest Blogs for DiabetesSisters about PCOS & Endometriosis

Wonder where my blog posts about PCOS, Endometriosis, and Diabetes have been? Well, they've been happening! So after my diagnosis of PCOS and alllllll of the questions and frustrations.... I started guest blogging at DiabetesSisters about PCOS and T1D (eventually adding endometriosis after that diagnosis). I've been blogging once or twice each month about my … Continue reading Guest Blogs for DiabetesSisters about PCOS & Endometriosis

Loving Your Body When You Have a Chronic Illness (Part 2)

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)

Loving Your Body When You Have Chronic Illness (es) (Part 1)

I won’t lie and say that I have been body positive my entire life- well specifically- I haven’t had the best self-esteem most of my life- which was more about things besides outer appearances. Self-doubt followed me everywhere and always. (definitely something I do not miss about the preteen and teen years). This is also … Continue reading Loving Your Body When You Have Chronic Illness (es) (Part 1)

Maybe One Day- my hopes for the future of mental health & diabetes

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

Getting “Officially” Diagnosed at 22 with ADHD, Anxiety, and OCD

A little over a year ago right before graduation, I started the (pretty) grueling and long process of getting screened for ADHD. Finding a place that my insurance "kind of" covered, would fit me in, and had at least a basic understanding of (or willingness to learn about) diabetes was definitely an adventure. Which led … Continue reading Getting “Officially” Diagnosed at 22 with ADHD, Anxiety, and OCD