My Diabetes Inklings

My Diabetes, My Life

Accepting a diabetes diagnosis is difficult. I often hear people saying that they just ‘go through the motions’. They’ll take their medication as prescribed and be done with it. Some won’t even check their blood sugars. I mean, I totally understand. Life goes on as usual, and no one wants to think about living with a chronic condition. I think this is the difference between passively living with diabetes and owning your diabetes while taking charge of your life. Continue reading “My Diabetes, My Life”

My Diabetes Inklings

2019 In Review

Here’s an exercise my partner told me he’s been working on and I thought it would be a good idea for me to do as well. There are three things to focus on: 1) something that you felt went well during the year, 2) what didn’t work so well and 3) what you want to be working on for the new year ahead. Seems like a simple task but it actually takes a bit of honest self-reflection to get any benefit from it. Continue reading “2019 In Review”

My Diabetes Inklings

Closing Thoughts for 2019

I have had a nice, unintended and well-needed break from my blog over the past few months. During this time, I’ve had lots of conversations of whether to stop my blog and diabetes advocacy altogether (even my involvement with Beta Change) and just live the simple life. Life has been absolute madness and to think that I will have some quiet time to focus on either of these things is incredibly naive, which leaves me at a horrible crossroad coming into the new decade(!).   Continue reading “Closing Thoughts for 2019”