Friday, November 23, 2012


Re-reading my posts recently I noticed a certain negative tone to them.

When I started this blog, I wanted to demonstrate that life with diabetes doesn't always suck, so I really do need to re-focus on least today.

I often find myself wondering about what the doc members are like outside of their diabetes blogging/social media advocating lives too. So I am going to start a series of posts about my life outside of diabetes, at just how normal (and often...boring!) life with diabetes can be! If you intent to post about yourself outside of  D showing your normal life, please use the hashtag #lifeoutsideD. I would love to hear more about you!

Before I get into that though, I want to show you a few days of success. I think it's radically important to share our successes. Too often it is too easy to be negative about our chronic illness, so I will start...but I want to hear about your success too!


My day so far. Look at those averages of my past 26 tests! I am so happy with that. For the record (for my American friends)  6.0 mmol/l is 108 mg/dcl.     

So, my life outside of D right now is pretty consumed with crocheting! I love it! It passes the time, I feel satisfied when I make things and it makes some really beautiful items. I am the type of person that can give up on myself easily if I do not master something quickly, so starting new hobbies is always a minefield for my self-esteem. But when I started to crochet something just...clicked! Is tarted to crochet maybe a month ago. I can see myself being totally addicted and starting an etsy shop.

One of my projects, for a person who shall remain nameless since they may see my blog:

Happy, happy, HAPPY Friday all. Please make sure to tweet me @alannaswartz if you are posting a #lifeoutsideD blog post, I want to read it and I want to promote it.


  1. This is a good idea. I've been thinking about doing something like this too. Sometimes I get so sick of thinking and breathing about diabetes.

  2. Nice string of BG's there! And I too love learning more about people outside of their diabetes.