My Diabetes Inklings

An Evening with Sebastien Sasseville

There seem to be times where you happen to be in the right place and the right time and you get hit with a burst of inspiration. Tonight was one of those nights. I attended an event with Sebastien Sasseville, hosted by AMSL Diabetes. He spoke about what he learned from managing his diabetes through his Everest and Sahara Dessert journeys. The funniest part is that all his lessons and wisdom he imparted aren’t just applicable to diabetes. They are life lessons.

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My Diabetes Inklings

Uniting The Diabetes Community

Kerri is an inspiration to many people living with diabetes. For me, it’s her advocacy work to unite the diabetes community and to give voices to the unheard that has earned her a place as one of my diabetes heroes. Check out her recent interview about breaking the diabetes stigma. Continue reading “Uniting The Diabetes Community”

My Diabetes Inklings

My Time in the Sunshine

Once I thought I was just the average kid
A low maintenance child any parent would want
I walked the straight and narrow and never got into trouble
Those were the good old days – my time in the sunshine

Over time, the moon waxed and waned
Nothing changed but the number of candles on my cake
I was at the peak of my adolescent years
Those days I cherished – my time in the sunshine

Suddenly, like the crashing tide on beachfront shores
My life was turned inside out in a few short weeks
I denied the notion of having diabetes, no matter the type
The world I knew seemed to vanish – my time in the sunshine

Awash in a flood of emotions
Blinded by the void I had let myself fallen into
Am I alone in this vast sea of guilt and pain
I’m tired of wallowing under the rain clouds – this is my time in the sunshine

Slowly, with persistence like weeds emerging through pavement cracks
Refusing to be governed by established stigma and traditions
Refusing to let others like me suffer the same fate
I’m taking a stand against discrimination – this is my time in the sunshine

Striving towards picturesque scenes of lushness and brilliance
Pushing through glass ceilings to raise awareness
My passion in fighting for equal access for everyone with diabetes
You can’t stop me – this is my time in the sunshine

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