This year I’ve been hurtling through life at 100%, all guns blazing. I love being busy, but one thing has suffered, and it’s been my diabetes. My day would typically involve teaching all day, replying to DEDA emails and posts from members while doing my grocery shopping, calling a parent on the drive home … More 2017 – study, stress, and stamina.
Guess who hadn’t had an eye test for three years because she’s scared of anything going in or near her eye?* This girl. Guess who has nightmares about waking up and going blind because her first endo told her that it was basically inevitable she’d end up on dialysis with no legs and no sight? … More Relief
I’m proud of myself this week. I stood up to someone who unintentionally food shamed the hell out of me.* You know the people I’m talking about – they start a cleanse/paleo/vegan diet and all of a sudden your friend who is an accountant/HR manager/lawyer proclaims that they are the fountain of wisdom on all … More Food shamers? Leave my sight.
Most people who live with a chronic illness end up with a lot of experience when it comes to dealing with healthcare. How would you improve or change your healthcare experience? What would you like to see happening during medical visits with your healthcare team? How about when dealing with your health insurance companies? What’s … More The Healthcare Experience
Who is taking over? The anti-food brigade. The I Quit Sugar brigade. The paleo brigade. The “gluten is evil” brigade. Every bloody brigade that takes its food philosophy from an uneducated and unqualified celebrity “health expert”. A google search does not a health expert make. This way of thinking is taking over the minds of … More They’re taking over.
I feel everything. I feel the insulin seeping into my body as I press a button on an external organ, pumping in life and stinging as it enters. I feel the guilt as I calculate a dosage that is over “normal”, over what my pump tells me is “correct”. I feel the shame and confusion … More I feel everything
I’m a Bridget Jones when it comes New Years Resolutions. I firmly believe they should start on the second of January, and I usually break them on the third, with excuses like “it’s still 2013 somewhere. v. good effort.” So, learning from my past experiences, this year I have decided to set little (a.k.a. achievable) … More Resolutions…sort of.