The Journey: Welcome!

Hey there! I wanna give you a big, massive ALOHA from me to you! I’ve been getting some new followers and I want to let you know I appreciate you *hugs and kisses* so much.

My name is Courtney and I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in February 2017. My dad also had T2 and he passed away in 2014. I wish I knew then everything I know now about diabetes, maybe then I could have helped him through it and avoided being diagnosed myself. But alas, here we are. I want to help educate people about diabetes in an informal, modern way with as much information as I can find. That’s why I created this blog.

The Young and Diabetic has been an eye opener for me. I’m learning more about myself and my diabetes every day because of this blog. All of these topics are basically me answering my own questions by doing the research and finding all of the information I can find. By no means is this all the information out there on any one of these topics, but it’s a start for you, for me, for everyone. This is where we can start asking questions and finding our answers.

I figure if I have all of these burning questions, there are others out there who have these questions too. Don’t consider these posts as gospel, consider them to be your gateway to asking the right questions and finding out more. I firmly believe that one should never stop seeking knowledge throughout their lifetime.

With that said, if you have any questions or feedback, don’t be afraid to message me or comment below! I don’t always ask the right questions and maybe I haven’t even touched on whatever topic you want to learn more about, so let me know! As much as I would love to, I can’t read your minds all the way across the internet.

Also, if you would like to share your own personal journey or story about your own journey with diabetes or your loved one who has/had diabetes, feel free to share your story. Sharing your story could be helpful for others to know that they’re not going through this journey alone. It humanizes our disease. We never have to suffer alone.

If you see any content that you think someone you know could benefit from, please share it with them. Share the content to social media, you never know whom amongst your friends could benefit from this information and possibly save their life.

So until the next time, know that you are loved and that diabetes does not define your weaknesses, it proves your strength! Stay safe out there!

Biggest Aloha,
Courtney ❤

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