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.

All three times were the charm

Perspectives
If you’ve had type 1 diabetes (T1) for many years, you may have attended a diabetes camp as a child.I was diagnosed as an adult at the age of 48 so I never grew up knowing any other people with the same type of diabetes as me, or going to a diabetes camp where I could make friends and be with others who could truly understand what life is like living with our condition. Connected in Motion Catalina is like going to diabetes camp, but for adults.  It’s almost like going to a weekend-long DiabetesSisters meeting!
 

Experiencing a PCOS and Endometriosis Flare Up

Perspectives

I’m curled up on the sidelines with my tips and tricks to get by while cheering on the birth control to defeat my body. Yes- in this weird twisted set up…. All I want is for my body to lose to the medication in this constant battle- this battle of chaotic and painful periods. My body wants to constantly have a period. There’s the traditional nonsense of a period- but then I have PCOS and endometriosis along for the ride causing absolute mayhem. The overall laziness- lack of motivation- and insomnia is extreme for me. It really gets in the way of a lot.

Doing the Best You Can

Student Blog

You would think that hearing “Happy Holidays!” would bring nothing but joy and excitement around this time of year, but living with type 1 diabetes during the holidays also brings some feelings of anxiety for me. With the holiday season comes family gatherings, gift giving, decorating the house, fun traditions, and lots and lots of yummy food. Though these things bring lots of positivity, they can also be a bit stressful, and as mentioned in a prior blog, stress is not exactly diabetes’ best friend.

Navigating holiday food markets with diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes Blog

The Christmas holiday season is finally here! This is probably my favorite time of year. An excuse to eat, drink and be merry. But with access to so much more wonderful foods in the form of Christmas parties, Christmas dinners, Christmas markets, how do we manage all these new carbohydrates with diabetes!? I always say practice makes perfect.

Thriving with Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes Blog

Thriving with diabetes? There was a time when I thought that was an oxymoron. I know better now!

Diabetes is a 24/7 challenge. Often a nuisance, sometimes scary, and always a force to be reckoned, the diagnosis can be overwhelming and the learning curve steep. That being said, today's medical advances and technology, as well as the many resources for healthy living with diabetes, enable us to maneuver the diabetes high wire with skill and grace. The other factor is you. Yes, YOU! Your attitude, outlook, and motivation are key parts of the equation.

Thriving with Diabetes and Other Diagnoses

Perspectives

At this point, it might be evident that I have quite a few diagnoses such as type 1 diabetes, asthma, allergies, thyroid issues, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, PCOS, and endometriosis. With all of this going on, I like to call myself a big ball of fun. I usually state this when I arrive at a doctors’ appointment or go to the pharmacy to pick up one of my many prescriptions.