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February 25, 2019Study Abroad
In my last year of pharmacy school at Purdue University, I was fortunate enough to travel to Kenya for a 2-month rotation where I worked in the country’s referral hospital. I was ecstatic to learn and grow as a clinician with this experience; however, I was a bit worried about managing diabetes in… Read more
February 21, 2019Exercise
      I have a love/hate relationship with running. Very rarely am I in the middle of a run and say to myself, “Gee, I’m really enjoying the tiny aches and pains in my legs, the feeling that I’m about to suffocate, and thinking about how sore I’ll feel after my run,” yet I still continue to do… Read more
February 14, 2019
My mentality for living with diabetes for 13 years is that I will lead, and diabetes will follow in choosing what I want to experience in life. However, diabetes follows along like giving someone else a piggy back ride. The burden of bringing diabetes along is constantly apparent and requires… Read more
February 13, 2019Health, Mental Health
Over the past 1-2 years, I began a true quest for total health and wellness. After discovering holistic health and the “mind-body-spirit connection,” I learned that the mind, body, and spirit (or soul) are in perfect conjunction with each other and that all three aspects equally contribute to both… Read more
February 5, 2019Study Abroad
Managing diabetes at home can pose many challenges. You have to make sure juice and crackers are always on hand. You have to make sure your pens, vials, or pump has enough insulin to go about your day-to-day. Let’s not even talk about the other necessities that you have to lug around with you every… Read more
January 31, 2019Research
As a person living with Type 1 diabetes (T1D), I’m really grateful for research. Research has been the driving force behind many milestones in T1D, such as: The discovery of insulin Development of basal and rapid acting insulins Invention of the insulin pump and continued development… Read more
January 29, 2019Dining Hall Eating, Off to College
The first time I walked into a college dining court, I was instantly stunned by the amount and diversity of foods available. However, my brain immediately switched to worrying as I realized that I would have to navigate my way through all these new foods as someone with T1D. How could I tell what… Read more