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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
Becoming a Chronic Patient
26 June, 2009 I had woken up with Michael Jacksons’ “Ben” streaming out the radio. The news of his death had reached South Africa. I wrote my last mid-year examination of Grade 10 and celebrated by watching the newly released “The Hangover”. While we discussed the obsceneness of the ...
January 23, 2017
Life With Chron’s Is A Struggle, But I Am DETERMINED.
Normal. This is what everyone seems to strive for. However, this is definitely not me. I live my everyday life experiencing things a normal person doesn’t, and hopefully never will. For an eighteen-year-old, I have endured a lot of pain. How? When I was sixteen, I started experiencing weight ...
January 9, 2017
Diabetes Is A Part Of Me, But It Is Not The Whole Picture
I learned about my diagnosis as a Type 1 Diabetic on January 26th, 2016. With no family history, it came as a huge shock. I went to work like normal, I noticed I didn’t have much of an appetite and I felt extremely tired. The exhausted feeling was increasing as the days went on ...
December 19, 2016
How Lyme Disease Became A Blessing
I will never, ever forget the day I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014. I was only fourteen when I received the life-changing phone call telling me my blood test had come back positive for Lyme. For years I struggled with a plethora of undiagnosed health issues and desperately searched ...
December 5, 2016
A Spot of Frustration
My son is now 18, but at the time of this original post on A Spot of Hope, he was only 17. Andy was diagnosed at age 4 with psoriasis and age 5 with juvenile psoriatic arthritis. Life has been a roller coaster ever since, especially when it comes to pharmacies and insurance. I’m sure so many of...
November 28, 2016
There Is (Almost) Nothing You Can’t Do With Diabetes
Back when I graduated from high school in the summer of 1997, I partied hard and ate whatever I wanted. I was constantly hungry and started the habit of ending most days with eating a box of ice cream. Aside from the hunger, I was super tired, constantly thirsty and didn’t gain weight despite ...
November 21, 2016
When It Comes To Fighting Diabetes, We Are Indeed Stronger Together
Let’s all unite for National Diabetes Day Nov 14 Diabetes is a disease that can make you feel very lonely – it requires self-discipline, behavior modification, and a whole lot of courage. Diabetes never leaves you, there is no vacation from it even if you sometimes just want to forget about ...
November 14, 2016
I Am A Warrior, I Have Type1
I have been a type 1 diabetic since I was 8 years old. My brother is a type 1 diabetic as well. He is one year younger than I am, and was diagnosed one year before I was diagnosed. Other than that, we have no family history. It just was a freak thing, a mystery. It is rare for a brother and ...
November 7, 2016
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