When Illness Isn’t Inspiring

Warning: I’m about to be negative. I’m so tired. And it’s not the kind of tired that can be cured with sleep. I haven’t written a blog post about diabetes in a while for a few reasons. First of all, I worry that I sound like a broken record. Second, I often feel like my […]

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My Defining Decade

“If you can handle this disease, you can run a billion dollar company someday.” That’s what my nurse practitioner told me ten years ago as I sat in her office a few days after my diagnosis with type one diabetes. I thought it was just empty talk—something to make me feel better about the fact […]

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Dear Mr. President

I normally try to keep politics off of my blog. This time, though, I can’t keep quiet. In light of the recent votes on the state of healthcare in our country, I’ve decided to write an open letter. While addressed to the President, it isn’t just to him. He doesn’t pass votes himself. This is […]

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Chronicles of the Invisibly Ill

I wrote this post entirely on my phone while I waited for my flight in Laguardia Airport on Friday night, so apologies for any errors–but I find that the best explanations of my struggle come from raw, unedited moments like that! Please give it a read in honor of National Diabetes Month. I will never […]

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On Cloud Nine (Years)

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Unless you have Type 1 Diabetes, you don’t know what it’s like. No, that’s not meant to be rude. And yes, the same could really be said about anything in life. The difference is that diabetes is one of the most misunderstood illnesses out there. In addition to dealing with this life-threatening disease day in […]

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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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It’s the Climb

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My mother is one of the most selfless, caring people I know. But there’s no argument – she’s not a sentimental lady. Our family nickname for her is “The Little General” because she runs a tight ship, even at five feet tall. That’s why when she sent us all an email with a very sentimental […]

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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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