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Living With My Diabetes Diva
I have been living with my Diabetes Diva for nearly six years now. Six years filled with drama, sleepless nights, and frustration, but also amazing memories and lots of special encounters with inspiring people from all over the world. I got diagnosed with a pensionary at the age of 14 on my ...
April 17, 2017
When Life Is Not Kind To You, Be Kind To Life
Sometimes you feel like life is not kind to you, but if you are kind to life, it makes it a better place. I was 21 years old in 1999 when I was diagnosed with IBD / Chrons disease. I had my first bowel surgery in January 2000. Since then, my life has been crazy with surgeries. I have been ...
April 10, 2017
The First Canadian T1D to Climb Mt. Everest
Sebastien Sasseville was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 22. He recalls being faced with a choice: cave in and let the disease get the best of him or grab the obstacle by the hand learn to live well with it. Despite reaching the summit of Mt Everest to prove that diabetes should never keep ...
April 3, 2017
A Personal Story of Struggle and Triumph over Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a devastating and aggressive form of cancer. It is most often caused by exposure to asbestos, a harmful natural mineral that was used for decades in a variety of applications. Getting a diagnosis of this type of cancer can feel like your world is ending; the prognosis is rarely ...
March 27, 2017
Why I Hate Diabetes, But Love Being A Diabetic
Diagnosed just a little over seven years ago, diabetes has become “the norm”. By now, the carb counting, injecting in public, and answering looks and questions from strangers when I stab a needle in my stomach, is all second nature; it doesn’t phase me anymore. But, when I was first ...
March 20, 2017
Accepting Diabetes And Using Social Media For Positivity
My name is Rowena. I am a professional dancer/ choreographer/ instructor based in Liverpool, UK. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2014, 2 days before my 24 I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2014, 2 days before my 24thbirthday. During the lead up to diagnosis, I had all of the classic...
March 13, 2017
Diabetes Doesn’t Control Me
At 49 years old there couldn’t have been a more pronounced time when I needed my mommy most, but at 80 years old she was suffering through her umpteenth battle with cancer and a complicated surgery. Somehow it didn’t feel right to burden her with my diagnosis. So there I was, just shy of ...
March 6, 2017
With Diabetes, You Can Do Anything!
Diabetes has been a part of my life for 22 years. On February 9th, I celebrated my Diaversary. I always knew diabetes wasn’t my purpose, my purpose is to live my life the fullest and that’s what I communicate to all people with diabetes –“you’re the purpose, not ...
February 27, 2017
My Diagnosis With Type 1 Diabetes
Everyones’ diagnosis with Type 1 Diabetes is different. This is why I started my blog – to share my story and this post was the very beginning. This is my story… Every person diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes may have similar symptoms but not everybody’s diagnosis is the same. This story...
February 20, 2017
If You Are Living With Diabetes, You Are Not Alone
My name is Bia and I have been a type 1 diabetic for 16 years. I was diagnosed when I was six-years-old. I don’t remember much, but I remember my parents crying and I remember my doctor saying: if you learn how to control it, you can live a normal life. My parents understood that and they ...
February 13, 2017
Painting To Heal My Body From Crohn’s
“Art is a wound turned into light” – Georges Braque I was 21 when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I was at the age where I was just beginning my adult life. My life journey suddenly took me into a direction I wasn’t prepared for. I was an outgoing social person ...
February 6, 2017
Using Diabetes To Inspire Others
Diabetes has been a constant in my life for the past 9 years. It’s been a rough and bumpy few years, and I can honestly say that this disease has really shaped me to be the person that I am today. This disease is real. It has no breaks, vacations, or a pause button. Since the day I was ...
January 31, 2017
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