Let’s Talk Diabetes

A couple of weeks ago, my therapist asked me if I wanted to discuss my diabetes. She noted that when we first met, I mentioned that it was—obviously—a huge part of my life and therefore had a huge effect on my anxiety and depression.  I told her that I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to […]

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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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A (Colorful) Life Update

Hello, Friends & Followers! If you’re reading this, it means you haven’t given up on the blog even though I’ve been such a slacker about posting. I’ve even been terrible about keeping up with the blog Insta…that’s when you know I’m busy! I’m not entirely convinced that anyone really cares to know what’s going on […]

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Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired

I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. Sure, that’s a line from a 2000’s emo-pop song. But it’s also the truth. I’m 26 years old, but sometimes I feel like I’m 100. I am perpetually exhausted. Not your run-of-the-mill, I-work-a-full-time-job tired. We’re talking hit-by-a-bus, end-of-a-month-long-bender tired. The kind where your body feels like […]

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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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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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