Cooking Through Lyfe
Novo Nordisk 2016
Novo Nordisk 2017
Cooking Through Lyfe
Empowerment and T1D
I have always been drawn to empowerment. Growing up, I loved the theatre, I loved the ballet, I loved all forms of performance. I think that the primary reason for this was because of how powerful and confident the performers always seemed. From a very early age, I knew what my purpose was. I was...
July 24, 2017
Playing the Rare Disease Card
Parenting a kid with special needs requires a lot of writing. It seems like I’m constantly writing, which is ok because… well, I’m a writer. Sitting at my desk typing a blog post is far less stress-inducing than the painful daily scribble that comes along with a rare genetic disorder. Early...
July 20, 2017
The Highs and Lows of Diabetes
Diabetes is not easy. This is not news to anyone who suffers from this disease, or is close to someone who has Type-1 Diabetes. This life is full of highs and lows. After being diagnosed at the age of 4, I knew my life would forever change. I vividly remember shortly after I was diagnosed, my ...
July 17, 2017
Slow Down Sugar!
It was my sophomore year of high school. I was sitting in chemistry class first period Monday morning. My energy level had hit rock bottom. My body felt so heavy, as if I was one hundred feet underwater. I was so nauseous, but I didn’t think I could stand to ask if I could be excused. It was ...
July 10, 2017
The Shoulder Flop
Keeping our kids safe is every parent’s number one job. Even as an adult I associate protection and safety with my childhood home and my loving parents. It’s a great relief when our children finally learn where to go and who to find when they’re in danger. More than a relief, it’s a proud...
July 6, 2017
I Started Chemo On The Most Gorgeous Day Of The Year
I started chemo on the most gorgeous day of the year. I had just gotten the full range of motion back in my arm post-surgery a few days before and was ready to take on the next challenge. My dear friends came in town from Philadelphia to support me. My girlfriends in Copenhagen gave me a ...
June 26, 2017
The Unmatched Courage That Comes From Chronic Disease
A little over a year ago, after resisting the idea for almost a decade, I finally started working with a type one diabetes (T1D) focused non-profit. T1D was already 100% of my life and I hadn’t wanted it to become even more, but after almost two decades with the disease, I gave into the fact ...
June 5, 2017
Instagram Has Been A Lifesaver Since My T1D Diagnosis
I was 28 when I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Like most people, I grew up not really understanding the difference. I thought there was one you got as a child, and one you got as an adult. There is no history of diabetes or autoimmune disease in my family, so honestly, I never really gave ...
May 30, 2017
Mother of Three: Two Kids, and Type 1 Diabetes
May 24, 2017
Why I Helped Save Camp Ho Mita Koda
Until Monday, October 25, 1999, I was a “normal” second grader. One afternoon, my mom picked me up from the bus stop and told me I was not going to ballet class. She brought me to an appointment at my pediatrician’s office where I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes by our family nurse ...
May 17, 2017
“Good Morning Carolina, Did You Know You Were a Diabetic?”
“Good morning Carolina. I need you to come back for a shot of insulin and IV fluids immediately. Did you know you were diabetic?” That was the unwanted wake-up call I received the morning of Friday, February 26, 2016. I had been feeling terrible for weeks and just spent the night drinking ...
May 8, 2017
How Diabetes Changed My Life
At the age of 16, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It was the worst day of my life. I was devastated. At the time I was a competitive tennis player in Sweden and had represented my country on several occasions in the European and World championships. I was in the best physical shape of my ...
May 8, 2017
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