What is People-First Language?

Recently I wrote an article for my university’s newspaper. While it was specifically written for the student population there, I think that people in the T1D community can learn a lot about the power of language by questioning how we personally identify. Enjoy! PUT PEOPLE FIRST BY FOLLOWING THEIR LEAD In an effort to create…

20 Things I’ve Learned in 20 Years of Diabetes

A few days ago was my 20th diaversary! Last month I wrote a post about how I was planning on celebrating it, but as it goes, life does not stop for diabetes so that post is only half true. I still made almond flour pancakes for breakfast, they were chocolate-blueberry and with greek yogurt, YUM!…

The pursuit of perfection, and the trouble with CGMs

How could I possibly write a whole post about perfection and diabetes? It doesn’t even exist! Well, I think that perfection is my number 1 diabetes landmine. For some reason or another, I will be inspired to take charge of my diabetes and will micromanage for a while. When the monster awakens and runs away…

Dear new T1D parent,

Recently I was contacted by a family friend who was looking to support someone whose child had just been diagnosed with T1D. This was the letter I chose to write the new T1D parent.

I love food but sometimes I hate eating…

The true danger of T1D in my life so far has not been to my eyes, feet or kidneys. The true danger has been to my relationship with food and I’m not alone. T1D necessarily affects a person’s relationship with food.