“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
For me, living with type 1 diabetes means often having a number to match all my emotions. When I am really happy my blood sugar might plummet to 40 mg/dL. If I am flustered my blood sugar might skyrocket to 200 mg/dL.
In early 2016, I changed jobs and went to work for a small nonprofit. I had to research, purchase, and maintain medical insurance for my family and myself several times in that one year.
I can tell you without a doubt that during the first few decades of my life with diabetes, I was rarely “between the lines” when it came to my blood sugar. The truth is, I didn’t even really know where those lines were!