How I Thrive with Type 1 Diabetes: My Life is Mine, Not My Condition’s

Sharing for my lovely cousin. ❤

Julia Rose

When I think about thriving with type 1 diabetes, I can’t help but reflect on my original diagnosis at 10-years-old, when I was scared I would never be able to eat ice cream again, couldn’t stop crying, though I wasn’t 100% sure why yet, and began to feel robbed of my childhood.

Of course, I wouldn’t realize the complexity of the thievery that having type 1 diabetes brought me until years in. This temperament was also self-deprecated soon into my condition. Thank goodness.

“Why not live the bright side of this,” I thought?

I realized early on that if I were to truly thrive with the condition, I would have to make the most of it. I couldn’t live as a victim, but an embracer of my condition, an acceptor. If I lived as a victim, I would be seen as a victim, feel a victim, and be a sad…

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My name is Adrianna. I'm a 26 year old wife, book lover, and librarian. I have a deep love for books and an unhealthy obsession with iced tea! I can quote almost any Disney movie, Belle is my favorite Disney princess, and I live for Harry Potter! I enjoy reading New Adult Romance above anything else. I have 5 cats and 1 dog who are basically my world (along with hubby of course)! And when I'm not reading I enjoy writing, puzzling, trivia, and long walks with the hubs and dog! Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy!

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