sisterTALK Blogs

sisterTALK Blogs

Welcome to the sisterTALK Blogs!

Are you new to diabetes? Did you recently find out you are expecting? Do you feel as though no one really understands what you go through on a daily basis? Are you terrified of doing something wrong? Would you like to hear about another woman’s struggles and triumphs with diabetes?

You can find exactly what you are looking for HERE at DiabetesSisters. Through our sisterTALK blogs, you will find an outstanding network of women who share their thoughts and feelings about the nuances of living with diabetes in weekly blogs. Whether you are experiencing Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, or pregnancy and diabetes, there is someone here who "speaks your language." Every woman is highlighted for 3-6 months to tell us about her diabetes journey in her own words. By rotating bloggers on a 3-6 month basis, our readers are allowed to read about many different perspectives on the disease. If you have something in common with our highlighted bloggers or have a thought to share, we invite you to comment below the blog. If you are interested in serving as one of our "highlighted bloggers", please email us at info@diabetessisters.org.

New Diagnoses, One Year Later

Perspectives

So it's been about a year- officially.  Truthfully this all started over 11 years ago with the arrival of my first period including hospital inducing pain. 

But 10 years later (about a year ago). 

I stared sleeping through alarms. I started needed 12 or more hours of sleep, but I struggled with insomnia. I was getting weaker and exhausted. I was hungry all of the time. My acne and hair growth got worse again. A blood sugar roller coaster- the likes of which I hadn't experienced since hormones first appeared- was impossible to get a handle on. My anxiety couldn't be tamed or helped with self-care or my meds. 

Healthy Eating in College

Student Blog

Everyone seems to have a different definition of “healthy eating” these days, so I’m going to let you know what kind of eating makes me feel healthy, and maybe it will work for you too! First off, I believe in really enjoying my food. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and if that means eating ice cream or my favorite guilty pleasure once in a while, then I relax and enjoy every bite! Depriving myself of the foods and drinks that make me happy all the time may not necessarily help my overall health.

Farewell for Now! My Last DiabetesSisters Blog

Type 2 Diabetes Blog

It has been both an honor and a challenge to share my thoughts as an individual living with diabetes. Little did I realize when I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 16 years ago that my life experience would be altered in unexpected ways. The greatest surprise has been the opportunity to be part of the dynamic community of Diabetes Sisters. I began from a point of isolation (those who are newly diagnosed understand) and recognized pretty quickly that I needed alot more support in order to manage.

Food!

A Healthier You

As someone who is passionate about yoga and living a healthy lifestyle, you might think I’m an expert on the best foods to eat for optimum health. The truth? I’ve always been a picky eater.

Eating healthily on holiday with diabetes

Healthy Living

When you go on holiday it’s usually an excuse for a well-deserved break, and you don’t really worry about what you’re eating because you're on vacation. When I travel, I head away for months at a time, which means I need to be careful about maintaining a healthy lifestyle along with healthy blood sugars. But with cheap street food and fast food readily available on a budget, how do you eat healthy with long-term travel? Here are my top tips.

1) Cook your own meals

School's out!

Type 2 Diabetes Blog

I am a first grade teacher in a small rural school district. I love what I do, my coworkers, and my students. However I miss my own kids during the day (even though they're at school, too). I'll also admit it's difficult for me to manage my diabetes during the school year.