Hi, I'm Heather

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

Is your insulin vial going to be half full, or half empty? 

Is your insulin vial going to be half full, or half empty? 

Today was a horrible, no good, very bad diabetes day. And the funny thing is, sometimes the *bad* isn’t even related to blood sugar. Because just sometimes, the hardest part about diabetes isn’t actually diabetes. Pokes. Pricks. Pumps. Shots. Stares. Highs. Lows... That’s just my normal. I can handle that. But it’s the little things that disrupt my normal things that bother me the most. Like the screaming pods at work (two today! yes two!) Or the loss of dexcom signal. Or the customer service reps. Or the insurance reps (fun fact: dexcom & blue cross blue shield have the same on-hold music). Or the pharmacy disputes. Or the extra money. Or the wasted time. Which is why it is so important to stay cool & grounded. Take a step back. Because these mishaps are just a reminder (albeit annoying) to be grateful for what we have - access to life-saving medication & technology. 


It’s pretty silly to complain about a pump failure or spotty cgm when others are worried about rationing insulin. This small shift in perspective doesn’t make anything easier per se, but it does make me appreciate the good more, & focus on the bad less. So, next time you’ve been listening to bad dexcom music for thirty minutes straight bc “wait times are longer than usual,” be grateful you have a cgm. 


Is your insulin vial going to be half full, or half empty? 

It's PUMP'kin Spice Season...

It's PUMP'kin Spice Season...