College and Diabetes: Hello, Senior Year!

My awesome textbooks for this semester.

And goodbye, normalcy! My return back to school was nothing short of crazy, which means my diabetes has been a bit wild as well. On Labor Day, my family and I packed up two cars (!) worth of my belongings … Read more

Throwing Cold Water on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket

I’m trying to not be cynical about the ALS dump ice water on your head thing going on lately, but I’m failing. I think perhaps I’m failing because having diabetes at times makes me more suspicious about how people help … Read more

Pump Holiday

BG 300 - pump holiday

Sunday the 17th: 106, eat a little and bolus. A few hours later, 265. Bolus some more. Wait. Check, 298, then bolus some more. Wait, check, 255 (getting very frustrated). A few hours later, 222, change my infusion set, break … Read more

A Delay in Pumping (Going on a Disney Vacation)

Packing for my Disney vacation

A few weeks ago, I shared my excitement over starting the process to go on an insulin pump regimen. At my endocrinologist’s office, there are many steps to take before you can actually start using the pump. I crossed off … Read more

Transition Time…Again

OmniPod

I feel like word “transition” has defined my existence for the past three or so years. At first, it was the transition from high school to college. This was marked by several sub-transitions that resulted in my greater independence and … Read more

Blood Testing Machine Break Up

Blood Testing Machine Break Up

Yesterday was the end of an era. My blood testing machine and I broke up. Neither of us wanted to end it. My machine had been steadfastly and happily testing my glucose levels for almost five years. I know for … Read more

May-hem

CDN Retreat

I’ve been slacking off on my blogging lately, but it’s all due to how busy the month of May has been for me. Here’s a quick recap of what’s been going on in my life: May 1-2: Final Exams May … Read more

DBlogWeek #5: Life Hacks: Lifesavers and Rubber Bands

DBlogWeek #5: Life Hacks: Lifesavers and Rubber Bands

Until this topic came up, I never really thought about the little things I do to manage my diabetes a little better. I, like everyone I suppose, have my own shortcuts and tricks to make life with diabetes easier. The … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5: Diabetes Life Hacks

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 5: Diabetes Life Hacks

Ever since I was diagnosed with diabetes, I have tried my best to find tips and tricks that make my management of it easier. It’s taken quite a bit of effort over the years, but I’ve come up with a … Read more

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: Mantras and More

Diabetes Blog Week – Day 4: Mantras and More

Today’s topic deals with what helps us get through difficult diabetes days. We all go through our slumps, but what lifts us out of them? I recover my positivity and focus when I adapt my mother’s attitude. Recently, she told … Read more

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