Chronic Illness, Type 1 Diabetes

I Went Camping for the First Time Since My Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

Disclaimer: Zach and I followed all regulations put in place by the US Department of Agriculture in response to COVID-19 when visiting the Dakota Prairie Grasslands. Our campsite was open to campers, and we did not enter any part of the Grasslands that was still closed to visitors to help slow the spread of COVID-19.… Continue reading I Went Camping for the First Time Since My Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

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.