Chronic Illness, Type 1 Diabetes

From College Graduate to Type One Diabetic: What No One Told Me Post-Grad Life Would Be Like

May is often a busy month for people. School years come to an end, milestone celebrations such as graduation take place, and many of us start to participate in summer activities. When I started my last year of college in the fall of 2015, I couldn't wait for May. For the entire school year, I… Continue reading From College Graduate to Type One Diabetic: What No One Told Me Post-Grad Life Would Be Like

Chronic Illness, mental health, Type 1 Diabetes

A Letter to My Newly Diagnosed Self

This letter has rapidly become a lot longer than I was anticipating so I'll try to end it, but I want your biggest take away from this to be that you're going to be just fine. I know it doesn't seem like it, and I know that the only real way you're going to believe that is with time. You are a very strong person, and you've made a lot of people in your life incredibly proud by how you've handled what you've been dealt. You're going to be sad for awhile. You might even find that in a few years from now, you'll still be sad some days, but it gets easier. Soon it'll all become habit, it'll all become routine. Even on the days where it feels like you're riding a bike that's on fire and everything around you is on a fire, just know that you're doing great.