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.

To Share or Not to Share

Type 1 Diabetes Blog

A few months ago my life changed for the better when I joined the ranks of people living with diabetes who use a continuous glucose monitor (CGM).  For years I heard people say it was life changing and they couldn’t imagine living without it once they got one.  I am now one of those people.  My CGM makes such

PCOS and Endometriosis- It's Psychosocial too.

Perspectives

This post was harder to write. Why? Maybe a combination of writer's block, stepping back from health related things, and that I’m at a point where it’s not a series of events anymore. Instead of recounting events, I am in the now. Basically, I’m in limbo hoping that things will work out with my health. About a month and a half ago, I switched birth control and discovered that not only did I have PCOS, but I also had endometriosis.

Self-Love in a Self-Managed Disease

Type 1 Diabetes Blog

Diabetes makes me mad. SO mad. I want to punch the wall because my blood sugar has been sky-high for over 6 hours and there is adrenaline running through my veins and I am going to explode.

Diabetes also makes me sad. Crying 5 minutes into a run because of a low, depressed because I am never going to shake this disease from my shoulders, bummed because I can never give myself the right amount of insulin for the perfect amount of food. Then there’s the angry-sad, where you spill hot tears until your eyes run dry. The ugly crying that is for no one’s eyes but your own.

Diabetes, Me, & the College Game

Student Blog

My name is Madison J Teater. I am a third year student at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM), and I am a T1D. I am a history major hoping to become an archivist one day. I’ve had T1D since I was 13 and am now “celebrating” my 7th year of T1D. And while having T1D kinda… sucks (for lack of a better term), it isn’t all bad all the time. 

Diabetes Books and Resources

Student Blog

When I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was given a bag full of pamphlets and books on information regarding diabetes. The two that stick out in my mind as key components during my initial diagnosis are the CalorieKing booklet and A First Book for Understanding Diabetes by H. Peter Chase, MD.

Now We're Getting Somewhere- with Endometriosis too

Type 1 Diabetes Blog

A few days after my endocrinologist appointment, I went off to volunteer at diabetes camp back in GA. My period was still in full swing. While I was at camp, it “stopped” for two days, but it came back full force after that.
During camp, I confided in some of my close friends about everything going on. That’s when it hit me. My period had been going on for 6 weeks at this point. 6 weeks of bleeding. 6 weeks of low iron. 6 weeks of not running. 6 weeks of crazy blood sugars. 6 weeks of emotions going haywire. 6 weeks of all of the fun stuff associated with my period- cramping, mood swings, acne, hunger, inability to sleep, exhaustion, etc.

Diabetes, Gender and Age Create Higher Risks for Developing Cardiovascular Disease

Type 2 Diabetes Blog

I was visiting my daughter over the weekend.  She is a nursing student at George Washington University and she lives in the D.C. area.  On her table was a copy of the current issue of the American Journal of Nursing and the article "Recognizing Myocardial Infarction in Women: A Case Study" caught my attention.