“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
My diabetes story starts with a bit of karma. In August 2006, my dad was diagnosed with diabetes, and as a concerned daughter, I began lecturing him about taking it seriously and taking better care of himself. Then came December 2006 when I received my own diagnosis.
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.