“Between the Lines” shares the stories of real women living real lives while having diabetes. Sometimes our stories are happy ones, with great results; other times, they pose challenges. Despite this, we all find Sisterhood and community with each other, creating friendships through our experiences.
These Are Our Stories
Did you know you’re in the presence of royalty? It’s true. I’m the Queen of Denial. That’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s the truth.
In July of 2014, while in the best shape of my life and training for my first half marathon, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was 42 years old.
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999, and then with fibromyalgia in 2014. I had read that people with fibromyalgia gain 30 pounds in the first year after diagnosis because of extreme inactivity, eating more (and cravings for carbs associated with flare-ups), insomnia, and depression.