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)
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!
Do I call this an open letter? Or a rant? Or a statement? Who knows- but here I go. But I like letters- it makes me feel like they are going somewhere. and I already know this will be filled with "why me's" and pointing fingers and things people don't want to hear- but I … Continue reading Honestly- It’s Not Just on Me
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