I find I often wrestle with feeling unseen living with type 1 diabetes. Then I had an encounter a few days ago with someone for whom I can't imagine what this disease is like.
I took my weekly walk to Trader Joe and as life sometimes serves up unexpected connections I found the woman behind the cash register has a son with type 1 diabetes. She told me that because she read the logo on the jacket I was wearing. I won that jacket 20 years ago doing a JDRF Walk for the…Continue
At 11:30 this morning I walked into the kitchen to see my Lantus Solostar insulin pen still resting on the counter. I take my shot in the morning, and in the morning I take my pen out of a mug I keep it in on my kitchen counter. After I take my shot I put it back in the mug. This has been my method to track whether or not I take my morning shot for the past year.
It seemed odd that my pen would still be on the counter three hours after I usually take my shot. It's not like me to…Continue