Random thoughts and musings on life with Type 1 Diabetes

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I Live with Disordered Eating

Hi, my name is Jess. I live with disordered eating. This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. And I feel compelled to write. What is disordered eating? And how is it different from an eating disorder? The way my therapist explained it is that I show some of the same behaviors and symptoms of an […]

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You Know When…

You know when your pump site is too close to the waistband of your pants? And your pants rub and rub and try to rip it out? But the site is working beautifully so you don’t want to pull it?  

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This Is Real

I wrote this last night. About 10pm. With absolutely no intention of posting it. But today, I took another look at what I’d written. It’s real. It’s what happened. And I try to be honest on this blog. So here it is. This is real. This is what it’s like to live with disordered eating and […]

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“Walking” to Las Vegas!

Last year, I flew to Las Vegas to join Sara and George in the JDRF walk to cure diabetes. Go team TriSaraTops! This year, I’m not able to be there in person. But I want to support Sara and help her reach her goal. So I am virtually “walking” to Vegas! Flyer created by the fabulous Sara Nicastro. The […]

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Best of the ‘Betes Blogs: September 2014

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird  I would fly about the earth seeking successive autumns.” – George Eliot” Autumn is my favorite season. No contest. So I’ll sit here all cozy with some tea and read some dblog posts. I think I can handle that.Best Use of […]

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So Behind!

Hi there. Still here. Still have diabetes. Just haven’t been blogging for a while. I’ve just been…living my life. Connecting with the Diabetes Online Community in other ways. And I don’t feel like that’s a bad thing. But I do miss writing. And have some stories to share. But those can wait. I am SO […]

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Discomfort

I blame my new flip flops. Something has irritated the skin between my big toe and its neighbor on my right foot. It’s nothing major, just a bit annoying. Part of me is relieved I can feel the discomfort on my foot. How morbid is that? Oh, how diabetes messes with our heads.

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Spiderweb

I don’t think I can say things any better than Kim did. She hit the nail on the head, precisely. For me, what gets me down about diabetes is the mental and emotional side of things. As a person living with diabetes and mental health issues, life gets pretty rough sometimes. Diabetes + disordered eating + anxiety + […]

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Stronger

Diabetes is strong. Some days, it is a cunning villain Taking me by surprise. Other days diabetes plays nice Being cooperative Lying in wait. And other days, diabetes is a roaring dragon. A foe so fierce I can barely stand. One those days when I cannot stand When I am losing ground I cling to […]

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Banish the Blame Game

“If I could chaaa-aaaa-aaange the world…” Anyone else have Eric Clapton running through their head right now? Today for #DBlogWeek (technically yesterday- I’m a bit behind), we’re supposed to write about a diabetes topic that gets us really fired up. I’ve written about my issues discussing complications before. And I’m working on being able to have a civilized conversation on the […]

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