This weekend it dawned on me how ordinary my insulin pump feels. I think I had built up the new visibility of my invisible illness so much that I imagined wearing this device would be the equivalent of a Presidential motorcade – it’d be hard to miss. But the truth is it’s just another thing to put in my pocket.
After my phone, Dexcom receiver, wallet, and whatever else I need in close proximity, my insulin pump isn’t that big of a deal.
Of course, I have the luxury of saying this because I’m a guy. It’s a bit of a challenge finding clothing that doesn’t include some kind of pocket. I see first-hand how managing an insulin pump as a woman presents its own unique challenges.
I have a confession to make. I haven’t been to the gym in 11 days. And I’m not ashamed of this fact at all. I know it’s not something that will be a long standing characteristic of my Diabetes management, but every now and then you need a break, ya dig? Well…break’s over. Continue reading
As I mentioned in my origin story and some of the SugarFree Spotlight posts, part of my diabetes management involves exercise. Specifically weight training. Lots of it. I started lifting at the end of my senior year of High School, mainly as a way to get out of AP Spanish. Shortly after D-Day, I resumed lifting with a new passion. Over 6 years later, (not to brag too much) I’m a f*&#ing beast. Continue reading
Another normal Friday, going through the routine before I leave for work. I don’t like to vary my breakfast too much during the work week so today I went with old faithful: Continue reading