San Francisco, CA, USA

July 23, 2019

This isn’t some boring scientific definition of carbohydrates. It’s a cheeky one. 

Carbohydrates are a form of energy. This is the most simple definition that comes to mind when answering, “What are Carbs?” A question asked to me by a close family member, someone who I...

May 14, 2019

Pump-ca-tion

/pump’kāSH(ə)n/

noun

  1. An extended period of time disconnected from insulin pump

    “I’ll be taking a pumpcation after nearly 15 years of being connected to a pump”

verb

  1. To take a pumpcation

    “While I’m pumpcationing, I’ll be doing MDI (multiple daily...

May 6, 2019

Wake up, get out of bed, drag my pump across my bed… that’s not quite the day in the life that Paul McCartney sang about in the Beatles’ Day in the Life but it might’ve been had he been a Type 1 Diabetic.

I spent a week carefully documenting the amount of time diabetes...

February 28, 2019

Why do so many New Year’s Resolutions fail? Why do so many of us find it so hard to follow through on our own goals? We make promises to ourselves and to our loved ones, yet more often than not we fail to stay true til the end. Blame it on your busy schedule, blame it...

February 14, 2019

​Dear Diabetes,

I go to bed with you every night and I wake up with you every morning. This might sound like your typical marriage and maybe it is. Except I wake up with your pump wire wrapped around my torso, and go to sleep worrying if I have juice near me thanks to y...

December 28, 2018

The girl descended from the Emerald Aisle takes on the Emerald City! A dear friend of mine recently moved to Seattle, WA and her birthday just happened to fall on the day of my last final exam, so how could I not head up North to celebrate?! As I do in most places I vi...

December 3, 2018

Maui WOWWWIE, alright. I spent 10 days relaxing and I mean RELAXING in Maui, Hawaii. The main reason I look forward to my family’s Maui trips is because it’s my time to do nothing. Sure, there are hikes to take on and waterfalls to swim in, but I take this time to zone...

November 20, 2018

First of all, Happy Birthday. You’ve just turned the ripe age of seven and a month from now you’ll have to process news that will change your life. Now, I know that sounds dramatic but it’s true. In one month and thirteen days, you’ll be diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile...

November 15, 2018

With diabetes, comes a lot of baggage. Besides the emotional baggage of the lows and highs of blood sugar rollercoasters, comes the need for an extra suitcase to hold the supplies that keep you alive whether it's one night at a friends or two months in the Galapagos. D...

August 27, 2018

This past weekend, August 17th-19th, 2018, I had the pleasure of visiting San Diego, California for TCOYD's ONE conference held for adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Beginning Friday evening and ending Sunday morning, I met Type 1 Diabetics left and right and listened to pr...

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