The Journey

This is a documentation of my own journey and how I am coping with my own diabetes. I am not perfect. I am not an expert. I am just someone trying to live my best life with the people around me.

Weekly updates of my journey posted every Monday ♥
Other Journey content posted every other Thursday ♥


Season Two: Episode Two

JANUARY 10, 2021 I had my eye doctor appointment this past week. Turns out my eyes are okay. Thank goodness. I was a little worried when I took an eye test that gauged my peripheral vision. I could hardly see most of the lines with my left eye, but my doctor said I was nearly […]

Season Two: Episode One

JANUARY 4, 2021 It’s a new year and honestly I’m not sure if it’s a new me. The drive and passion to make changes in my life are just as strong as five days ago but my willpower is as low as ever. I know what I have to do, it’s finding the motivation to […]

Celebrating One Year!

Today The Young and Diabetic turns ONE! I can’t believe 2020 has come and finally gone. Our first year together has been filled with ups and downs. We’ve been through a lot together, you, my valued reader, and I. I remember in the final months of 2019, I was planning out my new up and […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-Eight

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving regardless of how you spent it. I also hope you all were safe this past weekend. I live in a multi-generational home so we stayed home for Thanksgiving for the most part. I helped my grandma make the turkey, my husband and I cooked […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-Seven

NOVEMBER 16, 2020 Well there isn’t really anything to update. A couple weeks ago, we bought an ice cream/rice scooper with the little wiper thing. Last night, I finally used it to help my portion control with my rice. Usually I pile the rice on however much I THINK I need, which is way too […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-Six

NOVEMBER 8, 2020 Well nothing really good has happened. My endocrinologist has decided he can’t help me if I can’t afford my medication. Like thanks, man. I can barely afford my Lantus every two weeks and another insulin would be pushing it. I finally met the deductible for my health insurance this year and it […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-Five

OCTOBER 12, 2020 First update in a long while. I couldn’t afford my other insulin, Novolog 70/30 mix, so I decided to just keep taking my Lantus. I told my doctor about it and he said that’s fine. I just have to monitor my blood sugar more than I was before which was morning and […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-Four

SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 Some good news. I made the decision to lower my insulin dosage from 85 units to 80 units.Why? Mostly because it stings a hell of a lot when I do 85, but also because I want to stretch my insulin as long as I can. And I’ve been doing the 80 units […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-Three

SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 So I’m just waiting to get paid so I can get my new insulin. So far the Lantus is just barely working. I think the cinnamon tea really is helping. However, my dog’s health is in trouble and so I’ve had very little sleep in the last couple nights watching her and […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty Two

SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 So I couldn’t afford to get my Novolog Mix 70/30 this week. No shock there. My insurance preferred that I get the brand name insulin which was obviously more, almost $600 a box of five pens. So the pharmacy asked if I wanted to screw my insurance and go with the generic […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-One

AUGUST 30, 2020 I had my doctor appointment on Thursday. I’m a little confused. I told my doctor all about my difficulties with my 85 units of Lantus and my blood sugar not being within range. We were concerned that my A1C hadn’t improved. So he decided to prescribe Novolog Mix 70/30. He wants me […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty

AUGUST 23, 2020 Well nothing really to report. However, I got my blood test done for my A1C and my number isn’t looking too hot. I was at 7.9 in April and now I’m at 8.2. So it’s gone up a little bit and I’m not too happy about that. All the insulin injections and […]

The Journey: Episode Nineteen

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2020 My blood sugar is looking a little bit better this week. I started drinking cinnamon tea about five days ago and my blood sugar has been in range more days than out of it. I’ve heard of the benefits of cinnamon tea on blood sugar levels and I’ve been wanting to […]

Big Announcement!

So I made the decision to create some sticker designs that I want to make available for you folks to purchase and stick everywhere and on everything. The stickers just came in and they look really good. I’m super excited to have these guys up for you. These are just some of the designs I […]

The Journey: Episode Eighteen

AUGUST 10, 2020 So conditions have been unchanged since the last journey update. I went one night without injecting my insulin and the next morning I woke up and my blood glucose was 210 mg/dL. I’m not sure how it would have been if I had taken my insulin that night because we had dinner […]

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