Chronically Ignorant

About two weeks ago, a news story came across my phone that immediately got my attention. I quickly wrote up a Facebook post while I was between tasks at work to express how it made me feel. Although I’m a little late on posting it to the blog, I figured I should use this platform […]

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Health on a Budget: Thrive Market

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I always say things like “I can’t wait until I can afford to do all my grocery shopping at Whole Foods” or “I wish eating healthy wasn’t so freaking expensive.” Well, I’m not going to say these problems have totally been solved, but I am getting there! I recently signed up for Thrive Market, an online […]

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Color Me Cured

November is National Diabetes Month. The goal is to spread awareness of the disease that is so often misunderstood and stigmatized. As I mentioned in my diabetes series earlier this fall, diabetes kills more people per year than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Type 1 diabetes is responsible for an estimated loss of life expectancy […]

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Type One Diabetes: My Story

Eight years ago on this very day, my life changed forever. I got in the passenger’s seat of my mom’s car in the carpool line after school. As always, she asked how my day was. And as always, I gave the standard response of any angsty almost-sixteen-year-old: “Not very good.” “Well, it’s about to get […]

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Type One Diabetes: It Weighs Heavily

After giving you guys a glimpse into life with diabetes, and listing all of the graphic complications that can accompany it, it may seem silly to write this post. But this series is about being honest and informative. So here goes. One of the biggest struggles I deal with in regards to diabetes is body […]

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Type 1 Diabetes: Q&A

There’s no such thing as a stupid question, but I do get some pretty silly ones. Here are the most common questions and comments I hear regarding my diabetes: 1: Ohmygod, I could never give myself a shot! I don’t recall signing up to give myself shots…an average of six times a day, every day, […]

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Type 1 Diabetes: A Series

September 26th marks eight years since I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. In honor of my diaversary, I will be sharing a series of blog posts prior to that day. These posts will be personal, emotional, sarcastic…and lengthy. But most of all, I hope they will be informative. Please give these posts a read […]

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