Happy Diabetes Awarness Month!

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Hey guys! So today I wanted to take a moment to discuss the awesomeness that is November being the official Diabetes Awareness Month! This is extra special for me being this month also happens to include my birthday on the 16th so this is even more meaningful. I love being able to spread the word on such a terrible illness, I know I tend to always talk badly about it but like I always say spend a day in the life of a diabetic and you will definitely know our struggles. I will say though, in honor of this month, I want to try to spread good knowledge as well. A part of me starting this blog 2 years ago was because I wanted to be a voice for those who also had the same disease as me or who could relate being the same age, a young woman and the daily struggles any diabetic for that matter goes through whether you’re Male or Female.

For those of you that do not know, I want to share even more info on my own personal journey a bit in honor of this month. I was diagnosed at the age of 4, according to what my mother has told me I got really sick to the point she thought I simply had the flu. Diabetes does indeed run on both sides of my family, both my father’s parents had type 2 and my mother’s father had type 1 as well as my uncle. One interesting fact about my story is that I am the only grandchild on both sides, now if you know me personally I have a HUGE family, but I am the only young one to have been diagnosed since 1998.

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I love that there is a month strictly dedicated to spreading awareness about this terrible disease, my heart breaks for those who truly struggle or have lost fingers, toes, and part of your body due to diabetes just totally taking over. I know very well how much this issue can completely take over everything in your life, I constantly struggle with trying to make it a main priority and not letting it get to the point that so many of my older family members have gone to. I say we all take advantage and spread light on this issue, I stand with my other diabetics, we are BRAVE, we are STRONG and we will find a CURE.

I can proudly say I just want to spread love to you all I hope that whatever point you are at with this disease, whether that is good or bad, continue to push through don’t give up and continue to fight you can do it!! As always do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions whether that be wanting more info or simply advice, I am always open to listen, until next time my dolls, xoxo Roo


12 thoughts on “Happy Diabetes Awarness Month!

  1. Hi girl….I love the advocacy about diabetes…..keep it up.
    I also live with Type 1 diabetes and it feels as if sometimes people do not understand any step in our journey. Hence I began advocating and creating awareness too about Diabetes.

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  2. As someone who was diagnosed as a child (I was 8) and being the only child to have ever been diagnosed in the family. My grandma was said to have T1D, but I was too young to know if she had T1D or T2D. My dad also has T2D but was diagnosed very late in life.

    I love that you share your story on your blog. Like you said, its a constant struggle to keep it our main priority. My favorite quote that one of my best friends (and fellow T1D) told me years ago was “Don’t live with diabetes. Make diabetes live with you.” When I go through burnouts or days where I feel like I just can’t do diabetes anyone, I remind myself of this.

    Keep up the amazing advocating and raising awareness!

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    1. Omg you’re the first person other than myself that I know of who is also the only young one lol but aw I love that saying I will definitely keep that in my head haha as you know it’s not always easy all we can do is try our best and keep fighting

      Hope all is well 💙 thank you for your sweet words!

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      1. You’re very welcome!

        I know a lot of kids and adults from both sides (I’m a former camper and counselor at a camp for kids with t1d.) Some who were the only child in their family to be diagnosed, many the only one in the family. I also know others who have siblings, parents, grandparents, cousins, etc. who were diagnosed young.

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      2. I say go for it! I’ve been a counselor for 5 years and it has changed my life immensely. You think you know everything there is to know about living with diabetes and these kids will prove you wrong and teach you so much.

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