Hi, I'm Heather

I'll keep you updated on the latest in type 1 diabetes management... mostly through my own trials and errors :)

The age-old question...

The age-old question...

It's that age-old question - how do you see this glass? (besides needing more Rosé, s'il te plaît...)

💁🏻 🍷 Pro-tip: It's easy to fall into that "glass empty" trap when dealing with the daily frustrations of a chronic disease. I really, realllly hate discussing & comparing A1c's, as this value can label us *good* or *bad* diabetics. Nevertheless, when I was diagnosed with T1D, my A1c was off the charts high, despite being a "salad & gym girl" my whole life. Let's just say if my A1c had an ID, it could drive a car, walk into a casino & depending on the country, probably treat itself to a cocktail too. Coming from a medical background, I automatically placed myself into that bad, perhaps even doomed category. Thoughts of nephropathy, retinopathy, neuropathy & basically every other pathy swirled in my head. However, I soon realized it's not about being dealt a bad deck of cards, but rather learning how to play a so-called "losing" deck to your very best ability. Having diabetes has given me that much more motivation to lead a balanced, healthy life to avoid those complications. I'm proud that my A1c has finally dipped into the golden "non-diabetic zone," but I am no greater or worse of a person because of it. I did prove to myself that by changing my perspective, I can take charge of my body - even if it seemed that the odds were against me at the time. My latest A1c was reassuring, but it doesn't take away the fact that I have diabetes, nor the vigilance & effort that's necessary every single day to manage it. Ultimately, it's just a number- one that is part of being a diabetic, but should not ever define us.

Amateur food photography aside...

Amateur food photography aside...

The Diabetes version of the Parent Trap...

The Diabetes version of the Parent Trap...