Try something new here: a very informal expert on the things that have been occupying my brain lately in regards to living and controlling type 1 diabetes because WOAH NELLY sometimes loves to get in his head. I am surprised that the 1. control of diabetes is not a fixed state, just as life goes on ebb and flow, and 2. we face dozens of daily decisions when it comes to this condition, but we never really discuss them. Is sharing caring?
The implications of living with type 1 diabetes are often completely insane, sometimes entertaining and often quite difficult, so I wanted to open a dialogue about the good, the bad and the ugly that I have been facing at the last moment, hopefully , make the Weight of life with a chronic condition less than a lonely loose ball. A (very) unofficial check if you wish, that covers everything from trips to CGM to appointments with diabetes … 👀
I hope this is something usual, let me know if you are wanting to catch up this way. Hopefully you feel a little like meeting a friend for coffee. If that friend just talked to you for 17 minutes. Rude.
As always, I'm clearly not a medical professional, so this is not meant to be real advice. It is also not intended to suggest that you need to make changes around your perspective or the management of your type 1 diabetes. It is a unique condition, and I definitely do not have it all solved.
PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS MENTIONED:
VIDEO: Package for travel with Type 1 Diabetes:
BOOK: Why we sleep by Matthew Walker *:
PODCAST: Joe Rogan Experience # 1109 – Matthew Walker:
Inserting my first Dexcom G5 CGM sensor:
BOOK: Bright points and landmines *:
My dating profile: JOKES
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I use an Omnipod insulin pump that has no tubes and is very small:
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Video credits to Jen Grieves YouTube channel