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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
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 21, 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
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