Why I Hate That Health Insurance Controls My Life

I turned 26 in 2019. One of the most defining things about me is that I have had type 1 diabetes for over 27 years. And because of that, I basically need health insurance to live. The current state of the pharmaceutical industry and all the outrage over insulin pricing hits home for me. I’m […]

What Burnout Looks Like in a Type 1 Diabetic

What is diabetic burnout, and why is it important and dangerous? Imagine, for a moment, that you are the main character in this story.  You’ve just turned fifteen. For the past few weeks, you’ve been feeling lethargic, have had to pee a lot, and your weight has dropped considerably more than would otherwise be considered […]

The Stress Associated with Type 1 Diabetes

This post was originally written and published on Inspired Forward, my first blog, in 2018. My T1D life has evolved significantly over the last 5 years, and accordingly, this post has been updated.  I have Type 1 Diabetes. That means my pancreas doesn’t produce insulin, and I have to give myself that insulin. I use […]

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