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  • "💉Diabetes is no fun but it’s a little easier with you by my side. I’m so proud of all of the hard work that you put into managing T1D, which ofte...
  • "💉Diabetes is no fun but it’s a little easier with you by my side. I’m so proud of all of the hard work that you put into managing T1D, which often goes unnoticed. I’ll always be here to get you juice boxes when you’re low! 🍎(unless we’re in Disneyland, then I’ll get ya the closest Mickey-shaped treat!) " -- @kelseytullis showing love for her boyfriend + fellow #T1D on his diaversary at the happiest place on Earth! #love #beyondtype1 #type1diabetes #livebeyond
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  • Happy Diaversary to Me...! December 9th, 2016. Exactly 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. After being admitted into the hospital in...
  • Happy Diaversary to Me...! December 9th, 2016. Exactly 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. After being admitted into the hospital in DKA. I’ve had tough times, I felt anger, sadness, grief... but I also became a marathoner, created my own non-profit @type1family and fundraise for diabetes research. People think you’re weak because you’re sick. I think it makes you stronger. It’s not easy, but we can make it. In this hospital room, I thought: if I’m gonna be stuck with this for the rest of my life, I want to turn this disaster into an opportunity. An opportunity to become the best version of myself, an opportunity to realize how lucky I am to be alive, an opportunity to meet the most extraordinary community, an opportunity to live my life to the fullest. An opportunity to be useful and do some meaningful actions. I still have a lot to learn and I keep in mind that I have a lot less experience than others. It is not easy, but the only important thing is : I keep moving forward.
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  • I am in my final year of medical school, and am currently traveling all over the place interviewing for Family Medicine Residency positions. This i...
  • I am in my final year of medical school, and am currently traveling all over the place interviewing for Family Medicine Residency positions. This is literally my full time job right now - I get dedicated time off to go on an average of 2 interviews a week for 2 months!! As if this hectic travel and stress about finding a job as a doctor next year wasn’t enough, I have to navigate this lack of routine, “strongly suggested” interview dinners and parties, and interview days whose schedule, meals, and activities I often don’t know until the day of, all while ALSO managing Type 1 Diabetes. 💉🏥👩🏽‍⚕️ AND then because SO much of our society’s rituals and social interactions (especially for these interview days) are centered around (usually unhealthy) food, I have to worry about the fact that I often look like this during my interview day, trying to have a conversation with a potential future supervisor or colleague while looking like I’m texting or not paying attention trying to enter my blood sugars and bolus for whatever crazy high carb meal I’m being served on my insulin pump! On top of this I almost never get to prebolus because I never know when or what I’m eating, and I want to avoid awkward conversations about why I’m waiting to eat or why I look like I’m texting! This relative lack of control over my food and insulin = relative lack of control over my blood sugars, and while I’m proud to say most of them have gone smoothly, I have definitely had actual face to face interviews where I’ve been high, low, and everything in between. 💙 Has anybody ever noticed that any of these things are going on? Nope! T1D is an invisible disease with SO MUCH misunderstanding and stigma, but I’ve partnered with the @amdiabetesassn (link in bio!) to bring visibility and awareness to what I and so many others go through on the daily! This is my #EverydayReality, just trying to trying to live my life and become a doctor for others despite also acting as my own homeostatic glucose mechanism! #ada #sponsored
  • 61 4 46 minutes ago

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  • "This Momma’s heart is full! ❤️Anna’s friends wanted to do something to show their support of her during Diabetes Awareness Month. They decided the...
  • "This Momma’s heart is full! ❤️Anna’s friends wanted to do something to show their support of her during Diabetes Awareness Month. They decided they would wear a Dexcom on their arm like Anna does. Well, tonight it happened! The girls came over and were so excited! Anna was so excited! I was excited because I know how much this means to my girl! A person with diabetes can often feel alone because of all the obstacles that they face each day. I'm thankful that Anna has an awesome group of friends that support her and love her! I love these girls and their big hearts! Not all of her friends were able to make it today, stay tuned! I'm also thankful for their mommas! I love that they are there to support right along with their girls! I love that they love my girl like their own! Again, this momma's heart is full! **Note: No needles were used, just the sticker part of the Dexcom." -- @amyehouse sharing her daughter with friends wearing @dexcom sensors to show their love + support for Anna! Tag some friends + loved ones you think would wear a CGM to show support! #livebeyond #friends #beyondtype1 #support #dexcom #CGM
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  • "1. Holy ravioli, how is November over already 2. Oh my lanta, National Diabetes Awareness Month is ALSO over??
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I've LOVED seeing everyone sharin...
  • "1. Holy ravioli, how is November over already 2. Oh my lanta, National Diabetes Awareness Month is ALSO over?? . I've LOVED seeing everyone sharing the little things about #T1D that people might not realize. Like which finger we prefer to prick, how society effects diabetes etc. . Here's my slightly above avg BG because I'm a hooman with a broken pancreas who likes tacos🌮" -- Just because National Diabetes Awareness Month is over does not mean that #T1D stops in its tracks. @balanceandbolus bringing you some realness with her BGs post-tacos! What is your blood sugar right now? #livebeyond #blue #insulin #beyondtype1 #bloodsugar #tacos
  • 449 22 2 days ago

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  • "Don't mind us. Just me and my donut sharing a moment. 🍩❤️My blood sugars are usually happier with lower carb food, or whole wheat when I eat grai...
  • "Don't mind us. Just me and my donut sharing a moment. 🍩❤️My blood sugars are usually happier with lower carb food, or whole wheat when I eat grains. But my soul sure loves donuts! Tried to have just one bite while my prebolus kicked in. Guess how that went..." We all have that one treat that we are willing to face the possibility of rollercoaster sugars for just like @havepumpwilltravel! What is yours? Don't forget to bolus! #livebeyond #bolus #insulin #beyondtype1 #donut
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  • "I made an advent calendar out of Ava's empty strip tubes...That's 1,200 finger pokes worth of tubes that Ava braved! Happy Holidays from Ava's pan...
  • "I made an advent calendar out of Ava's empty strip tubes...That's 1,200 finger pokes worth of tubes that Ava braved! Happy Holidays from Ava's pancreas. #t1d" The holidays are in full swing + @tyannalarea has created the ultimate #T1D advent calendar out of her daughter's test strip bottles! Can you believe how many finger pricks that had to be in order to get all of those test strip bottles empty? Someone living with Type 1 sure can. #t1dstrong #happyholidays #adventcalendar #livebeyond #beyondtype1 #crafty
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  • I am in my final year of medical school, and am currently traveling all over the place interviewing for Family Medicine Residency positions. This i...
  • I am in my final year of medical school, and am currently traveling all over the place interviewing for Family Medicine Residency positions. This is literally my full time job right now - I get dedicated time off to go on an average of 2 interviews a week for 2 months!! As if this hectic travel and stress about finding a job as a doctor next year wasn’t enough, I have to navigate this lack of routine, “strongly suggested” interview dinners and parties, and interview days whose schedule, meals, and activities I often don’t know until the day of, all while ALSO managing Type 1 Diabetes. 💉🏥👩🏽‍⚕️ AND then because SO much of our society’s rituals and social interactions (especially for these interview days) are centered around (usually unhealthy) food, I have to worry about the fact that I often look like this during my interview day, trying to have a conversation with a potential future supervisor or colleague while looking like I’m texting or not paying attention trying to enter my blood sugars and bolus for whatever crazy high carb meal I’m being served on my insulin pump! On top of this I almost never get to prebolus because I never know when or what I’m eating, and I want to avoid awkward conversations about why I’m waiting to eat or why I look like I’m texting! This relative lack of control over my food and insulin = relative lack of control over my blood sugars, and while I’m proud to say most of them have gone smoothly, I have definitely had actual face to face interviews where I’ve been high, low, and everything in between. 💙 Has anybody ever noticed that any of these things are going on? Nope! T1D is an invisible disease with SO MUCH misunderstanding and stigma, but I’ve partnered with the @amdiabetesassn (link in bio!) to bring visibility and awareness to what I and so many others go through on the daily! This is my #EverydayReality, just trying to trying to live my life and become a doctor for others despite also acting as my own homeostatic glucose mechanism! #ada #sponsored
  • 61 4 46 minutes ago
  • Spent my Sunday being super lazy with my main man. Preparing for the week ahead, full of workshops, grant writing, and yoga. If you are in the Phoe...
  • Spent my Sunday being super lazy with my main man. Preparing for the week ahead, full of workshops, grant writing, and yoga. If you are in the Phoenix area this week let’s meet up! Ps. If you haven’t watched Dumplin’ on @netflix yet do yourself a favor and watch it.
  • 18 3 49 minutes ago

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  • It’s true what they say- mood follows movement. I’ve spent the last week studying, and this weekend has been a cram session. I really hate that fee...
  • It’s true what they say- mood follows movement. I’ve spent the last week studying, and this weekend has been a cram session. I really hate that feeling when I’m studying and I just need to MOVE, but I can’t step away from studying. So between classes I walked downstairs to my gym with the shortest commute, no wait time, and no judgement to sweat it out a bit. I didn’t do a full workout today cause I need to get back to studying, and truthfully it’s just not in me, but I still moved. And who ever said you can’t have an effective workout in 20 minutes? No one 🙅🏻‍♀️
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  • We’re all the way 🆙
  • We’re all the way 🆙
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  • Happy Diaversary to Me...! December 9th, 2016. Exactly 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. After being admitted into the hospital in...
  • Happy Diaversary to Me...! December 9th, 2016. Exactly 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. After being admitted into the hospital in DKA. I’ve had tough times, I felt anger, sadness, grief... but I also became a marathoner, created my own non-profit @type1family and fundraise for diabetes research. People think you’re weak because you’re sick. I think it makes you stronger. It’s not easy, but we can make it. In this hospital room, I thought: if I’m gonna be stuck with this for the rest of my life, I want to turn this disaster into an opportunity. An opportunity to become the best version of myself, an opportunity to realize how lucky I am to be alive, an opportunity to meet the most extraordinary community, an opportunity to live my life to the fullest. An opportunity to be useful and do some meaningful actions. I still have a lot to learn and I keep in mind that I have a lot less experience than others. It is not easy, but the only important thing is : I keep moving forward.
  • 414 61 5 hours ago
  • Had to chug 3 juice boxes this morning but made it out alive from my roommate’s work holiday party last night!
  • Had to chug 3 juice boxes this morning but made it out alive from my roommate’s work holiday party last night!
  • 90 5 5 hours ago
  • Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not...
  • Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. // 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 #livebeyond #haiti
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  • Not to bad for the last 7 days....but...swipe right to see each day in order from 7 days ago to today. I’m a big proponent of entering in all my ca...
  • Not to bad for the last 7 days....but...swipe right to see each day in order from 7 days ago to today. I’m a big proponent of entering in all my carbs and insulin so I can see what, when, why, and how I did what I did. But just one screenshot of a summary doesn’t tell the whole story. You can see through the week that I had highs and lows and how long lasted. But you can also see what I did all day as far as dosing and carbs. Sorry, I’m horrible at entering in carbs when I’m low because that is definitely the last thing in my mind at the moment. And I always forget to add the time frame for exercise after the fact. I have to get better at that part. I am the sole responsible party for my care. My family gets alerts when I get way low (below 45) from sugarmate so they can check on me. And @flippercon follows my dex so he is always looking my lines too. This is kind of a non competitive contest so when something goes crazy, we can say “dude! What the heck?” But this takes hard work as we all know. I commend all the parents who do this for the T1 kiddos. You are awesome and need to get some rest all the time. My wife is always up with me when my alarms go off too. So I’m like an adult baby some of those times. But be at ease all you T1 parents, one day that kid will take over all of this. You will never stop being concerned for their safety or health; but one day they will be the one to make all these decisions on their own. And it’s possible for them to be successful. Now, I’m not successful all the time and I spent a long time being complacent with being just ok with management. See Thursday overnight (6hrs just below my alarm) or read about it in my previous post from that day. Keep doing your best. Use your data to learn everyday and share your tips and tricks because someone can learn from them. And don’t get upset about the mistakes. If you look at my pics close enough from the past 7 days, you’ll see plenty. And just because I’m here, and you aren’t, doesn’t make you a failure. All of our journeys are different. You can only improve if you learn from the here and now and make informed decision about how to change it.
  • 62 3 6 hours ago
  • Rocky Mountain High ... blood sugars?! Well, maybe a few. Beyond Type 1 and @connectedinmotion are heading to COLORADO next summer (2019) - a brand...
  • Rocky Mountain High ... blood sugars?! Well, maybe a few. Beyond Type 1 and @connectedinmotion are heading to COLORADO next summer (2019) - a brand new Slipstream location! If you're in Colorado or can easily travel through Denver, join us the weekend of August 16-18 for a weekend of fresh air + #T1D community connection. You won't regret it! Where else should we add Slipstream locations for the future?! #livebeyond #slipstreams2019 #beyondtype1 #connectedinmotion
  • 220 8 10 hours ago
  • Jingles must have seen us changing Fin's cannula last night and decided she wanted one too.
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We now have a #type1 #elfontheshelf 🤣🤣
  • Jingles must have seen us changing Fin's cannula last night and decided she wanted one too. . We now have a #type1 #elfontheshelf 🤣🤣
  • 121 3 15 hours ago
  • "These feet take me everywhere, so I have to take care of them because they take care of me!" Paloma of @GlitterGlucose knows the effects type 1 di...
  • "These feet take me everywhere, so I have to take care of them because they take care of me!" Paloma of @GlitterGlucose knows the effects type 1 diabetes can have on her feet, and that's why she loves MediPeds socks.
  • 38 3 16 hours ago
  • Just casually dreaming about my next trip to DC and trying to figure out how I can live there.
  • Just casually dreaming about my next trip to DC and trying to figure out how I can live there.
  • 41 6 18 hours ago
  • Thanks to my fill in training partners for today! 🙏🏻 you guys rock! The long runs are so boring alone.
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Running at pace today. I’m testing my ti...
  • Thanks to my fill in training partners for today! 🙏🏻 you guys rock! The long runs are so boring alone. - Running at pace today. I’m testing my timing eating gels along the way. My plan is to eat the first at 15 minutes and then 1 every 45 minutes there after. But at 45 minutes my glucose is rising so I get nervous and don’t eat one. Sure enough I was scrambling to recover with sugar pills 🤢. I guess this is how learn to trust my body. Trial and error. I’ll have many chances to get it right. 😁 - Any of you T1 runners... where do you like your glucose before you start a long run??? And what’s the range you try to stay in on the run??? Whats your in run supplement strategy!!? - #warriorup #type1diabetes #diabetes #livebeyond #beyondtype1 #beyondtyperun #diabadass #t1d #t1dlookslikeme #dexcom #dexcomg6 #lamarathon #lamarathon2019
  • 20 0 18 hours ago
  • Glamorous life of a couple of nursing students during finals 🤷🏻‍♀️ ready to get back to a life of normalcy but taking it day by day for now. How’...
  • Glamorous life of a couple of nursing students during finals 🤷🏻‍♀️ ready to get back to a life of normalcy but taking it day by day for now. How’s everyone else surviving?!
  • 36 2 21 hours ago
  • Day 3 of dealing with a #miscarriage at 21 weeks: Anger + Hope
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I’m actually angry my gr...
  • Day 3 of dealing with a #miscarriage at 21 weeks: Anger + Hope ___________________________________________________________ I’m actually angry my graph looks like this. I started to binge eat my feelings about loosing our baby + waiting 5 days for the D & C. I put my insulin pump back to almost normal pre-pregnancy settings & set my ranges higher than what’s recommended for a #t1dpregnancy. It’s the 1st time in over year I haven’t been so strict. I’ve caught 6 unicorns in less than 24 hours. I know others would want this in a heart beat... but after having lost a baby prematurely, I wanted everything to be miserable as I grieve - including my T1D management. ___________________________________________________________ Yet something like this speaks to me. A blood sugar of 100 is considered a “unicorn” in the T1D community. A rarity of normalcy. I find this a sign that the universe is telling me to hold on. Hold on to some hope despite such an extreme loss. 💙🦄 ___________________________________________________________ #t1dlookslikeme #livebeyond #livebeyondloss #livebeyondthe7stagesofgrief #holdontohope #t1dunicorns #thisiswhatmiscarriagelookslike
  • 69 4 22 hours ago
  • Nature provides features that draw us in to test our personal boundaries. Nature also provides the organic essential oils we use in our FLOW BLEND ...
  • Nature provides features that draw us in to test our personal boundaries. Nature also provides the organic essential oils we use in our FLOW BLEND so you can prepare, perform and recover naturally. #rangeessential
  • 70 3 22 hours ago
  • "The day I met Dalí is the day I got a part in diabetes too. We’re in this TOGETHER. 👫 To all the partners/family/friends from diabetics: you're d...
  • "The day I met Dalí is the day I got a part in diabetes too. We’re in this TOGETHER. 👫 To all the partners/family/friends from diabetics: you're doing a GREAT job as well ❤️" -- @postfromparadise supporting her #T1D loved one + being on the journey that Type 1 brings together. This is a SHOUTOUT to all of the friends, caretakers, family members, significant others + everyone else in between! #weappreciateyou #love #livebeyond #fingerprick #journey
  • 1405 48 23 hours ago
  • Prebolused before I even left for the restaurant cause Vietnamese food spikes me errrrrrytime, my blood sugar was being an a$$hole alllllllll day +...
  • Prebolused before I even left for the restaurant cause Vietnamese food spikes me errrrrrytime, my blood sugar was being an a$$hole alllllllll day + no amount of corrections were helping me 🙄🤪⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Lately I’ve been in a bit of a funk and I feel like every time I’m out of range I get really snappy with my loved ones because I feel like 💩 I feel so guilty and mad at myself for letting diabetes interfere with my mood and I usually do a pretty good job, but at the moment I’m just a bit fed up with the whole charade 😑 So much energy has been going into trying to fix my stubborn blood sugars that there’s not much left in the tank for being a nice daughter/ partner/ sister/ granddaughter etc. etc. 🥵⁣ I know these things come in waves so I’m just riding this one out 🌊 Does anyone else get this way every now and again? ⁣⁣ ⁣ Today I’m just gonna rest and probs watch a whole season of something trashy on Netflix, tell my fam I love them, and treat myself to the world’s biggest cup of coffee ☕️💖
  • 192 34 23 hours ago
  • HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! I GOT A NEW PR!!!!! I was praying for a #pr last night but didn’t want to get so wrapped up in timing. I wanted to enjo...
  • HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! I GOT A NEW PR!!!!! I was praying for a #pr last night but didn’t want to get so wrapped up in timing. I wanted to enjoy the race, moments, fun and all on my birthday! I nailed a 30 second lower PR, on the coldest, hilliest and darkest course I ever ran. I even got bottled up in the first mile, which I though blew my time. When I crossed the finish line and TJ showed me the time, I cried. I’ve been training so hard lately and it has paid off. To think that my running was going to be compromised after being diagnosed with type one diabetes, I was wrong. I’ve been running faster and working out harder. I’m in love with myself and what I’ve accomplished this year despite the diagnosis. Cheers to an amazing day, run and night with my hubby. Definitely can chalk this birthday up as being one of the best. 💪🏻☝🏻👊🏻❤️🎄🏃🏼‍♀️ #goals #huntersvilleholiday5k #happybirthdaytome #trainhard #hardworkpaysoff #runnergirl #beyondtypeone #typerun #womensrunningcommunity #diabetes #typeone #nothingwillstopme #diabetescommunity #livebeyond #td1strong
  • 43 13 yesterday
  • I posted these on my personal account story, but i felt like i should share it on here. Type one diabetes is not preventable. I have to deal with t...
  • I posted these on my personal account story, but i felt like i should share it on here. Type one diabetes is not preventable. I have to deal with this disease all of my life. It is rediculous that my insulin is made for around $20 and sold at $315 (and sometimes even more.) There isn’t a shortage of insulin, bug drug companies just think its funny to charge people unbelievable prices so they can survive. I am extremely fortunate in that I have amazing insurance that covers almost all of the costs. But not everybody is that fortunate and can afford the things they need to survive. not even just insulin, but test strips and pump equipment prices are also through the roof, and insulin costs more if it is taken through a pen! Nobody should have to give up basic rights to being able to afford food and a roof over their head because the one thing keeping them alive costs too much. • (original posters are tagged) #beyondtype1 #t1d #diabetes #type1diabetes #type1diabetic #insulin #dexcom #jdrf #livebeyond
  • 243 27 yesterday
  • ✨All I want for Christmas is a New Pancreas ✨ I’m super excited to add this and a few other new designs to my shirt store! There’s still time to or...
  • ✨All I want for Christmas is a New Pancreas ✨ I’m super excited to add this and a few other new designs to my shirt store! There’s still time to order before Christmas, and this is the perfect gift for yourself or your fave T1D 🎄🎁❤️⠀ ⠀ To celebrate I’m doing a giveaway of one of these Christmas shirts (or any design of your choice) just tag a friend below and you’ll be entered to win! You must be following me, and winner will be announced on December 12. Each tag = 1 entry. Open worldwide! There are women’s, men’s and kids sizes available ✨ ⠀ ⠀ You can find all the shirts (as well as some fun accessories like phone cases, stickers and mugs) at the first link in my bio - and everything is on sale for 30% off right now - Happy shopping, and thank you for supporting me! ❤️ #MaryChristmas #MerryandBright #t1d #beyondtype1
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  • It’s personal, but I wanted to lose weight so bad because my whole life I felt so much pressure to look a certain way.⁣
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I was praised when I wa...
  • It’s personal, but I wanted to lose weight so bad because my whole life I felt so much pressure to look a certain way.⁣ 💔⁣ I was praised when I was in shape and I’d feel inadequate when I wasn’t.⁣ 😔⁣ What about you, friend? Why do you want to lose weight?⁣ 💛⁣ If it’ll bring more happiness and fulfillment into your life than don’t ever feel ashamed. It’s how you feel on the inside that matters most.✨⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣
  • 80 11 yesterday
  • CUPCAKES!! Now I don’t normally eat cakes, or any time of carb. But sometimes you gotta live a little and enjoy yourself. I’m gluten free so my cak...
  • CUPCAKES!! Now I don’t normally eat cakes, or any time of carb. But sometimes you gotta live a little and enjoy yourself. I’m gluten free so my cake options are slim anyway, but if you make your own cakes you can control what goes into them. Today I made a batch, halving the amount of sugar required, making them far less ‘bad’, I would guess around 20g per cup cake (they are also really mini, half the normal size of a cup cake!) which for me is around 1 unit of insulin, but today even less as I’ve just done some walking and I’m trending ↘️ Love Meg and Belle 🌻
  • 47 1 yesterday
  • when it’s near the holidays and you think a package you’ve order has finally come, but it’s just your dexcom sensors 🤷🏼‍♀️ still exciting tho lol!
  • when it’s near the holidays and you think a package you’ve order has finally come, but it’s just your dexcom sensors 🤷🏼‍♀️ still exciting tho lol!
  • 716 11 yesterday
  • #WorldDiabetesDay I’m an IN(SULIN)DEPENDENT WOMAN.
3,188 days.
20,000+ finger pricks. 
1,000+ insulin pump site changes. 
35 endocrinologist appoin...
  • #WorldDiabetesDay I’m an IN(SULIN)DEPENDENT WOMAN. 3,188 days. 20,000+ finger pricks. 1,000+ insulin pump site changes. 35 endocrinologist appointments. 8+ labs done for yearly checkups. Sound like a lot, right? As I’ve said in a previous post, for the majority of my T1D life, I simply didn’t care that I had diabetes. Didn’t hate it. Definitely didn’t love it. It was just there. A year and a half ago I decided to become an active member in this community, because until there’s a cure, I will have diabetes for the rest of my life. Then I started wearing funny t-shirts that say things like “my pancreas got picked last in dodgeball” (thebetes) and “IN(SULIN)DEPENDENT WOMAN”. SO many people tell me how amazing it is that I’m so positive about diabetes despite all the challenges I face on a daily basis. I laugh when they say that because I can’t imagine having a negative outlook on something that has brought so much good into my life. Don’t get me wrong. Diabetes sucks. But I can’t imagine my life without it. You saw the numbers at the beginning of this post. Now look at these. COUNTLESS T1D friends. Deep appreciation for my health. Better understanding of my body. A wonderful online support community. All those scary numbers seem so small compared to how much God’s blessed me with by having diabetes. This day is about awareness, empowerment, and love towards all T1Ds, and I pray each one of us remember how strong we are everyday, but especially today. But also a challenge to all of you amazing non-diabetics to embrace every challenge you’re given in life. YOU get to decide how you let it affect your mind, your happiness, your relationships. That’s all up to YOU. You get to #livebeyond your battles. beyondtype1 beyondtype1daily maryalessandraa medtronicdiabetes extrasweet_11
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