I’m a twenty-something trying to be a twenty-something while managing my Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). I love to hike and camp, I frequent happy hours, but I also have to check my Blood Glucose (BG) levels and inject insulin multiple times a day for all those yummy carbs out there. Oh, by the way, I love food.
Balance is key on those days when I accept my Type 1 Diabetes. “Those days”? Why isn’t it every day? It’s because I don’t have the answer to living a happy life with Type 1 Diabetes every. single. day There will still be bad days. But there are also good days, and that is how balance works. I try and find a balance on this platform, with recipes, travel round-ups, and revelations about my career as a Type 1 Diabetic!
Type 1 Diabetes adds a layer of complexity to what should be a carefree time in my life. I should be nursing hangovers, exploring the sights of the world, and spending as much time on my couch reading as I very well please. Viewing diabetes in a negative light is easy with the unpredictability of blood sugars and sleepless nights, but the days when I accept that I have this disease are much less tiresome. Fighting a disease that isn’t going to quit takes a lot of energy that I don’t need to use. I need to use that energy for the reasons listed at the beginning of this paragraph.