We are in a new era of sick.
COVID-19 has altered the way we look at being under the weather and how we approach sickness.
In fact, it has changed and continues to change the way we do almost everything.
The holiday season can serve as a time to establish tradition and reaffirm relationships. It can also be a time of high stress and emotion. When living with a chronic condition like type 1 diabetes, the season also arrives bearing gifts of a challenging nature.
The summer of 2022 emerged like a tour de force to lead us out of the cold, dark, and pandemic-filled winter of 2021. And as restrictions lifted around the globe, things shifted.
I remember waiting in the school office. I sat there with my underwear secretly stuffed with toilet paper to hide the evidence. My dad was on his way.
It was towards the end of my grade 8 year.
As far as I knew, I was the last girl in our grade to get my period.
This year, I challenge you to take a really honest look at how you think about yourself and your diabetes.
Sex is anything but simple.
Especially when you have type 1 diabetes.
When I was a teenager, my diabetes team at the hospital often showed me insulin pumps. I could barely stand looking at them and would immediately decline wearing one. For me, it was like walking around with a sign saying: LOOK AT ME I HAVE DIABETES!
Parenthood presents a unique set of challenges when you live with a chronic condition like Type 1 Diabetes. But those situations offer equally unique opportunities to teach your children about patience, compassion, and understanding.
Our online and offline community is pretty amazing when it comes to sharing information and supporting each other. Last month, it was so beautiful to see everyone unite for the cause and work to raise awareness around T1D.
Living with Type 1 Diabetes makes for a complicated relationship within yourself. Yet it can find you emerging daily with a strength and resilience you did not know you had.
David van der Vloet is from Belgium and an avid cyclist and triathlete. He also lives with type 1 diabetes.
Khalid Keshta was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2011 on the day of his 18th birthday. It’s a familiar story to begin with. He remembers it all very clearly, “I started to lose a lot of weight, yet I was athletic.