Chronic Illness, Type 1 Diabetes

The Five Stages of Grief & Type 1 Diabetes: Denial

Denial: (noun) The action of declaring something to be untrue. The Oxford Dictionary Denial is the first stage of grief. They say it's to help us survive the loss. I remember the phone call from the doctors office very vividly on the day I was diagnosed. I was at work, lifeguarding at my local YMCA.… Continue reading The Five Stages of Grief & Type 1 Diabetes: Denial

Chronic Illness, mental health, Type 1 Diabetes

The 5 Stages of Grief & Type 1 Diabetes

Almost four years ago, I was given a life changing diagnosis: Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). I look back on that time a lot and I remember feeling a lot of things like fear, guilt, and depression. One thing I noticed after looking back on those first few months is that I was going through what… Continue reading The 5 Stages of Grief & Type 1 Diabetes