“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
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.
Word out there is that chronic illnesses are accompanied by depression. It isn’t news that diabetes puts a heavy toll on our mental health, making it even more complicated to manage.
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2005, shortly before my 29th birthday. At that time, an A1C under 6.5% seemed relatively easy to attain with diet and exercise...