As Told By Women

Recently, I had the honor of writing an article for the website As Told By Women. Their mission is to inspire and empower women everywhere by sharing stories of resiliency. When they reached out and asked if I’d be willing to share my story of living with chronic illness, I said yes immediately. If you […]

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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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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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