Since being diagnosed, I have come to realize how big of a factor that stress plays in my diabetes management. I have written about burn out (click HERE to read) but there is obviously so much more that goes into overall stress management and reduction. So, in true fashion, I decided to do something about … Continue reading Guide to Stress Management for Women with Diabetes
7 Ways to Beat Diabetes Burnout So you have that feeling of being “fed up” with diabetes and are thinking “don’t make me diabetes today.” I have been there. Anyone who has diabetes has been there. The mental, emotional, and physical toll that this disease has on us is relentless, but that does not mean … Continue reading Beat the Burnout!
Diabetes is not fun, there is no denying that. However, I have found that it has taught me A LOT since I was diagnosed in 2013. Since then, I have met quite a number of people who had been diagnosed after myself and I find myself talking about the inevitable changes that are going to … Continue reading 10 Ways Diabetes Will Change Your Life (and they aren’t all bad!)
Ah, the ocean, the waves, the sun, the sand! The beach is one of my special places and where the saying “saltwater heals” holds true in my heart. Typically my beach bag consists of a towel, water, an adult beverage, sunscreen, cool shades, and a hat….. oh and a snack for my potential lows, low … Continue reading Beach Please
You already know my stance on “New Year, New You” (No Thanks) but I am an avid believer in setting goals for oneself. I am, in fact, a health coach and it would be very concerning if I didn’t. I love working with my clients on goal setting and then see their learning, insight, and … Continue reading Time to Get SMART!
“New Year, New You, No Thanks”! Umm excuse me? What in the world do you mean Caitlin? Are you saying that you have it all together? You are just so perfect that you don’t need to set “resolutions” and change certain aspects of yourself? First off, HA! Second, I will be the first to admit … Continue reading New Year, New You, No Thanks
One time when I told someone that I keep candy by my bed just in case I go low throughout the night their response was “I wish I had diabetes so I could eat candy in the middle of the night”. If only you could have seen my face….. Looking back, I have so many … Continue reading Guilty Pleasure
Well, let’s start off with the fact that I have been through almost every single relationship there is. I have been engaged. I have been in a long distance relationship. I have been with the fun guy, THAT guy, the one that everyone loves, the WTF Caitlin guy…. I have swiped…. I have liked…. I … Continue reading Diabetes and Dating
I hate pricks…. Of all kinds…. Particularly the ones that I need to endure every day. That is why I am so incredibly happy to have found the Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM). It is said by many people within the diabetes world that the CGM is the best invention for diabetics right behind insulin. That … Continue reading I HATE Pricks
“Sorry, I am high!” That might be one of my favorite things to say to people who don’t know that I have diabetes. Also, to be clear, I am talking about my blood glucose. When I do get high I am definitely not the same person, no one is. So, what is considered high? What … Continue reading Sorry, I’m High