I hear this and see it on social media all too often... "The biggest problem with mental health is the mental health provider." Now typically this is in reference to chronic illness, but I've heard it generally too. Now. Granted. Yes. That can be a PART of the problem, but just a part. All of … Continue reading Mental Health Providers and T1D
Woah- my diabetes turns 17 today, and this month my blog turns 4. Wait- I’ve had T1D for 17 years? 17 years ago- when I was 7- after being sick for months... we finally had our answer? Wow. And I’ve been blogging for 4 years? Kind of blows my mind- especially the blogging part- especially … Continue reading 17 Years of Diabadass-ery? AND the Blog Turns 4? Time Flies!
As a person with type 1 diabetes, a chronic illness, I beat myself up when it gets in the way or makes things more difficult- when it’s present- when maybe it’s a little less invisible. I have this overwhelming feeling that I’m failing. That I could do better. That it shouldn’t be a factor to … Continue reading Chronic Illness Doesn’t Mean You Have to Be Extreme
I believe in pump vacations (and CGM vacations- but I’ll mostly mention pump right now). Now, I love being on an insulin pump- and I have ever since that first moment when I was 9 years. That’s when I first went on the pump- almost 15 years ago. It was the days of NPH … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Believe in Pump Vacations
Please note, that these are my thoughts relating to this. I’m not saying celebrating numbers is a bad thing- I’m saying that I wish we celebrated other things as well. I want to focus on my life and all the ins and outs- not just the number. I want to be person-centered and not number-centered. … Continue reading I Choose a Person-Centered Mindset, Not Number-Centered