1. being both diabetic and pathetic
I’m Alyssa, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (or T1D, for short) in 2010 at the tender age of 23. I have a mother and a brother who also have T1D, so diabetes and I were acquaintances long before we became life partners. I am the 9th person with diabetes on my mother’s side of the family. My robot parts are a green Animas Ping and a Dexcom G4 Platinum.
I started writing this blog right after diagnosis as a way to channel a lot of the negative energy that I was harboring into something positive/therapeutic, plus I’ve always wanted to write a blog but never felt like I had a life that was interesting enough to write about! (Hahaha…) I did notice that a lot of the really awesome diabetes blogs that already exist are written by folks who were diagnosed as kids, but there aren’t many written by those of us who were diagnosed as adults and can remember a life in which we didn’t have diabetes which, I think, really adds a unique perspective to what this diabetic life is all about.
I recently was accepted into an Associate Degree in Nursing program, so most of what’s written here will focus on what it’s like to be an adult with T1D and going back to school, and I guess we’ll see where it goes from there. I’m looking forward to you following me on this crazy journey!