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Real Lyfe with Type 1 Diabetes
Real Lyfe with Type 1 Diabetes – Tools To Thrive
JT’s #RealT1DLyfe: Channeling the Difficulties of Chronic Disease into a Compassionate Career in Medicine
Living with Type 1 for the last 15 years has been simultaneously absolutely exhausting and a compelling/ continuous opportunity for personal growth and empathy-building with other patients of chronic diseases. My grandmother came to live with my family when I was seven- in very poor health. ...
January 17, 2020
My 10 Year Pancreas Transplant Anniversary: A Thank You Letter to the Family who Decided to Offer Their Daughter’s Pancreas
Jan 2, 2010 was the day of my pancreas transplant. This means I have been insulin independent again for exactly 10 years since my T1D diagnosis at age 16. No words can fully describe how this gift changed my life for the better and how much the experience taught me about the reality of living ...
January 2, 2020
#RealT1DLyfe Liz’s Story: Finding New Solutions while Caring for a Child with Type 1 Diabetes
Throughout my life diabetes had been an illness I knew little about and was fortunate enough not to have experienced myself or through loved ones. That all changed in 2011, when my oldest of four boys (David) was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 9. As a family we were overwhelmed, ...
October 3, 2019
#RealT1DLyfe Sara’s Story: Type 1 Diabetes, Food and Eating Disorders
Being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes is far from the best news I’ve ever received. However, I had the best support from family, friends and healthcare professionals. Thanks to this support system from day one, I felt confident that I could maintain a positive mindset, even though I knew ...
September 30, 2019
#RealT1DLyfe Chris’s Story: Type 1 Diabetes and Suicide
As anyone with Type 1 diabetes knows, life can be an absolute roller coaster. I would like to take you on a personal journey of mine going into the darkest of hours, but coming out in the brightest of days. Back in June of 1988, my diagnosis marked not the first or second, but fifth Type 1 ...
September 26, 2019
On Letting Go + Self Acceptance While Living With Multiple Sclerosis
The Ideal Self is an idealized version of yourself created out of what you have learned from your life experiences, the demands of society, and what you admire in your role models. My former ideal self was a smart business owner and writer who had a funny blog and a thriving consulting ...
September 6, 2019
Two and a Half Years After Chemo, I Take Inventory of My Healing
Part of my goal with ABSOT is to create a resource for the newly diagnosed to understand what lies on the road ahead. I detailed nearly every moment of my chemotherapy treatments and began writing a series of posts of how recovery was going after finishing chemo. I wrote these posts at the two ...
July 30, 2019
All Roads Lead To Wellness: How Our Different Backgrounds Led Us To Lyfebulb
Katie: In May of 2019, I joined Lyfebulb as the new Community Manager. Like many patients (including Ambassadors and Entrepreneurs) part of the Lyfebulb community, my health journey has not been easy. I struggled with chronic, neurological Lyme disease for close to a decade. The lack of awareness...
July 26, 2019
To End The Weekend In A Perfect Way
The human body is an incredible thing. Yes, it can fall apart and let you down, but it also holds amazing minds that dream up things like insulin and glucose pills that can save someone’s life and help you work around the parts of your body that can’t keep up anymore. Weight isn’t ...
June 25, 2019
Why I Became a Patient Advocate
Last year, I got diagnosed with breast cancer. My life fell apart. I lost my health, my energy, my job, my enthusiasm, my sleep, my appetite. My brain got sluggish. I was lost. Lethargic. Uninspired. Then I started treatment. It was brutal. I shrank my sense of time to smaller units. I wasn’t ...
May 29, 2019
15 Ways to Thrive With Type 1 Diabetes
By: Yerachmiel Altman I achieved 57 years of living with type 1 diabetes this year! I was diagnosed just one month after my 2nd birthday and have logged half a million hours of living with type 1 to this day! I want to share with you the tips and knowledge I’ve acquired through my top 15 ...
February 22, 2019
5 Hacks that Help Me Manage MS Fatigue
Article By: Lyfebulb Ambassador Trishna Bharadia Originally published on Life Effects by Teva | 07 February 2019 Fatigue has been the one MS symptom that has been a constant for me from the point of diagnosis. It’s not that unusual, since fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of MS which...
February 18, 2019
How to Stay Emotionally Connected During Social Isolation
In just a matter of days the world turned topsy-turvy. Last week I was in the Rhône Valley visiting vineyards for a work assignment with little access to world news. Then March 12 started a travel ban. We returned to the U.S. March 13. JFK Airport was eerily quiet at 5 p.m. when we arrived, ...
March 17, 2020
Adjusting to Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This morning, as I woke up to a grey sky with rain hanging in the air, just waiting to fall, I felt down. I am often affected by weather, the long winters in Sweden were definitely not good for me, darkness scares me and makes me feel cold and vulnerable. In addition, today I was also facing ...
March 13, 2020
Tools to Thrive: Running for T1D Management and Entrepreneurship
Many of us, including myself, face the difficulty of keeping blood sugar levels elevated during sessions of intense activities like running. Yet, if practiced correctly, running can be an awesome therapy for the physical and mental health of those in the #T1D community. Insulin keeps me alive, ...
December 12, 2019