Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hello

A little about me and my blog: I have been living with T1 diabetes (type one, juvenile, insulin-dependent) for my entire life. I don't remember what it's like to not have diabetes, so when people say "jeez that sucks" I agree, just probably for different reasons.

I mean, really...diabetes in general sucks. I am constantly wondering what is happening in my body. How did what food react with my blood sugar? Did I give enough insulin? Too much? I plan on bicycling later today, should I eat carbs now? later? not at all? Did I test enough today? Am I sick, tired, thirsty or high? Is that person judging me because I have diabetes and am overweight? If I drink juice now, will my blood sugar crash again later? Are my lips dry or am I sick? My feet feel tingly, should I see a doctor?


Just a typical waking thought




However, sometimes diabetes is a blessing to me. I have made some incredibly amazing and life-long friends in the d-community. I have travelled all over Canada, the United States and have been invited overseas through the incredible network I have built. Living with diabetes has helped me understand nutrition, how the body works, and how the body reacts to stimulus probably better than people who have studied the body throughout their university and professional lives. There, I said it. Diabetes makes you smart when you care. I will get into why we have to be smarter than the average bear throughout my posts.

I decided to start this blog for a few reasons: 1) I have been following diabetes blogs for awhile and find myself thinking I have things to say too & 2) It's part of my road of accountability to my self-care.

I intend to talk about my personal views on my diabetes, and  life with diabetes in general as well as developments, research, and of course the day to day life of living with diabetes. I will gladly field any questions you may have, after all I do consider myself, and all of my diabetes community, experts.

Alanna

1 comment:

  1. Happy d-blog birth! Can't wait to read more from you, Alanna.

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