My Diabetes Inklings

The Joy of Food

In my line of work, I can see a lot of unhappiness around food. People can talk about food in a very clinical way to manage acute and chronic conditions. I experienced this first hand during my early days of living with diabetes. I thought if sugar and carbohydrates was the problem I would just cut all of it out and that would be the fix I needed. Needless to say, I was very wrong. Not only did I feel miserable; all the artificial sweeteners made me feel physically ill. Continue reading “The Joy of Food”

My Diabetes Inklings

No More Spoons

When I first heard of the spoon theory, I thought it was such a cool metaphor to explain a person’s energy levels in people with disabilities. However, the spoon theory can also be relevant to people without a chronic condition. I mean…life IS a chronic condition right? Continue reading “No More Spoons”

My Diabetes Inklings

Coping With Change

A few days ago, I saw my amazing diabetes educator. I went in with such trepidation because even though I knew I needed to change up my diabetes management I wasn’t sure if I was ready to make changes psychologically. It actually took me a while to make the appointment as my last one got canceled and I never made a new one. But I knew I had to do it. Continue reading “Coping With Change”