Type 1 Diabetes

12 articles

At the age of 24 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. From one day to the next, I went from being a healthy young woman to having a chronic illness. But one thing didn’t change: my determination to make the best of it, for myself, but also for others. That’s why I write about my life with type 1 diabetes and everything that goes with it. Both the ups and the downs.

The diagnosis of diabetes; an emotional rollercoaster

I would love to thank everyone personally for their kind and encouraging messages, but that would take me a while. So hereby, thank you all very much. I appreciate it enormously and had never expected so many kind replies. It does feel a bit silly, because I still feel like I’m in a kind of phase of denial. Yes, I have diabetes, I know. And that is it. Apart from that, I try to think about it as little as possible.

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The diagnosis of diabetes; hello from the hospital

It is now half past seven and I am sitting upright in my automatically adjustable bed. Next to me there are two friendly ladies. I think so, I haven’t spoken to them yet so maybe they are not friendly at all. Anyway, they can snore like the best of them. Although I have tried to put in my earplugs, that didn’t help much. I am woken up every few hours for measurements and in between I sometimes feel very sad, because it is just too much.

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