Today, my diabetes turns 18 years old. I think I’ll throw it a party, what do you say? We can wear hats, hand out party favors and have balloons… maybe we can even eat a cupcake and take an extra big insulin shot to commemorate the day. On second thought, maybe I’ll just go to work, have a […]
How many pushpins? In this jar, there are about 300 pushpins. Each pushpin represents a finger stick or an insulin shot for just one month of my life as a type 1 diabetic. That’s right, 300 sticks a month… and I’ve had diabetes for nearly 17 years. You do the math on that one. (And […]
I spent a brief part of this morning wiping tears from my eyes. Initially, the tears fell because of a sweet story I read. Then, the tears fell because of a sad story I read. Ultimately, the tears fell as I thought about my mother and everything she has done for me in this life, […]
Diabetes is expensive. I know it’s expensive, because I paid for it out of my own pocket for more than four years while I was an uninsured diabetic. What few companies willing pick me up, only picked me up at an exorbitant cost because of my “pre-existing condition.” It was a constant struggle and an up hill […]
The learning curve with diabetes never really goes away. Just when you think you’ve figured out how something effects you, something comes along to make it change.