I’m all Updated

Well Hello! Would you like to read an update on my life? OF COURSE YOU WOULD!

Recently I have been so busy that I have trouble finding time to sleep (I do miss you sleep). Next week is my last week of school before the BIG TRANSFER! I am so very excited and nervous and many more emotions about the big jump. But it will be so good to know that I have made it half way through my secondary education!

Also another huge event in my life is coming up! I have been officially hired to Diabetes camp as a camp counselor. This will be my 5th year on staff and my 14th year at camp! Crazy! I am so excited and I just can’t wait to get moved into my little half cabin and meet all of my new campers! I wait for the week of camp all year round and I am so excited for this year!

I also renewed my license (I know mundane, right?). It is the first time that I have renewed it so I got to go to the “Big kid” horizontal license. When I got there to renew I was told that I needed to get a doctor to sign some paperwork WHOOPS! I totally forgot about that, and my license expires the next day! I made it to my doctor’s office and the very very very nice people who work there helped me to get everything I needed within about 5 minutes. THANK YOU! Any way I got my photo taken, eyes checked, and was issued my brand new ID! Yay!

I’m not sure if you are following me on Twitter (because of course everyone is right?), but if you do you might remember me mentioning that I have stopped drinking soda. Well its been about 3 months on soda strike and I think that I have gotten healthier. 

I have lost 11 pounds as of this morning and I am feeling great. I have no caffeine headaches as I expected to have and I have found a new found love for good old water. water is really all I drink all day and I don’t feel bad about drinking it at all. 

Anyway, I am feeling so wonderful, and healthy, and excited. So many emotions, I know. But Many things are coming to an end and many to a beginning for me lately and I am so excited to continue moving forward!

Consider yourself updated.

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4 May 2012 ·

Hiding my Diabetes Update

So it’s time for me to check in and tell about my journey in my own goals related to diabetes. I’ve made a promise to myself that I will no longer be hiding my diabetes, in fact I will be advocating more than ever.

I promised myself a little while ago that I would not be hiding my diabetes from others any more. But that doesn’t mean that its going to be the first thing I want people to think about me either. By this I mean, when I meet a new person I am not going to throw myself out there and say something like “Hi I’m Rachel, I’ve been diabetic for 12+ years. What is your name?”. Unless of course the situation allows.

Really my biggest problem has been hiding when I test and bolus or give insulin. I tend to hide away from everyone when I need to do something with my pump. I keep asking myself why. I know it definitely goes back to grade school when that lunch attendant told me that I couldn’t test at the lunch table. Or when I had friends who would sit at lunch with me and tell me how gross it is for me to test before they ate.

But you know what? I don’t really care anymore what others have to say about it. I have to do this. You can be as squeamish as you want but in the end I still have to do it. I have no choice!

So now it comes to the pump. Why am I so afraid to bolus in the open? I guess that sometimes I am just not in the mood to educate others on what I am doing. I need to change this mind set. So that is my next goal. When I need to bolus or deliver insulin, I am going to do it in the open. Let everyone see that I am indeed “not texting” or “playing a new video game” like they all think I am. I’m giving the medicine that I need to live, that is all.

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26 October 2011 ·

About Me

A really cool blog, by a really cool girl, telling really cool stories about a not so cool disease called Type 1 Diabetes.