Type 1 Challenge - Day 20 // Type 1 Heroes. Despite being T1D for 17 years, I am very new to the diabetic community. It never occurred to me that hearing from other diabetics on a daily basis would be so insanely helpful. It definitely never occurred to me to look on Instagram! I wish I could give a shoutout to all of you, but for now, here’s a thank-you to a few of the amazing type 1 accounts I follow.
@evie_ann for representing us and healing a lot of my leftover insecurities!
@thediabeticcactus for being the first T1D account I found on Instagram and being so relatable and real!
@t1d.leonor for hosting this challenge and reminding me everyday that diabetics can also be strong runners!
@happypancreas for providing beautiful pictures, suggestions, and inspirations that are helping me totally overhaul my diet!
All pictures belong to the account tagged.
She said I was fat because I had diabetes. I don’t think she meant to hurt me, but it stung.
To that girl who once felt body conscious, hopeless and alone...I’m so glad you kept pushing forward.
And to all you sweet souls who have big goals and who are working towards big things...
YES, YOU CAN.
You can do anything you want. Diabetes will only limit you if you let it. #NeverGiveUp
So tell me, love, what’s been your #1 goal this year?
👉🏼If it’s weight loss, I have a free eBook that explains the steps: “How to lose weight with type 1” click the link in my bio to download your copy!😘
Just been for my flu jab. Any T1’s out there PLEASE make sure you go and get yours. Let’s face it, our immune systems are too busy attacking themselves to even bother about the flu 🤦🏼♀️😂 #flujab#whatimmunesystem
As we get ready to spend time with families and friends. I may be the only diabetic in this photo but that doesn’t mean diabetes don’t affect everyone in my family. From my parents who have dealt with it since I was 10years old now to my wife and two daughters who handle it at home and when I’m gone with the NDA. Diabetes does not run in my family in fact I’m the only one in my entire family who has T1D not even my twin brother has it. Regardless of the facts Diabetes is 100% a family thing and I have an amazing support system and I can’t be thankful enough. I hope you all have a good holiday week .💙#nomorefingerpricks
A lot of the time Diabetes feels like a full time job. Finger pricks, carb counting, CGM alerts, treating highs and lows, meal planning, insurance, site scars etc. it never ends.
T1D is 24/7. Sometimes diabetes wins. There are times when I just feel exhausted from everything and all the above. There were times when I just didn’t care anymore. There were times when I wished I had a normal life and that I didn’t have to worry about what I was eating and how much carbs or sugar I was putting in. There were times when I didn’t want to prick my sore finger. There were times when I openly admitted to myself I didn’t want to wake up in the middle of the night from a low and I was ok with not waking up.
I went through that phase and wouldn’t wish it on anyone. My life depends on me. My consistency, my care, my willingness to move forward. Without that I am nothing.