Battery Operated Pancreas

Just another day in the life of a diabetic…

About me…

Hi! My name is Tricia (short for Patricia) and I have been living with type 1 diabetes for 35 years now. Diagnosed on April 16th 1979, things were very different back then. June 2014 will mark my 7th anniversary of pump therapy. I am using the MiniMed 530G with Enlite sensor and I love it! One, Its purple! and two, It makes my life and dealing with my diabetes a great deal easier. I feel that I have a lot to share and even more to learn from my fellow type 1’s. I think my story is slightly “unique” in the fact I’ve been dating a fellow type 1 for 5 years now (right around the same time I started my pump!) Since having met my boyfriend, life has not been the same…and it’s never boring, that’s for sure! We have our ups and downs (literally and figuratively!) but it is comforting to know we are always there for each other through everything. We have both went through bouts of proliferative retinopathy, had much laser treatment and two vitrectomies each. Whew!
As of September 2013, I went back to school, full time, to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I hope to become a CDE (Certified Diabetic Educator) and help others like myself. One fond memory I had as a teen (or maybe not so fond) was being told I had to test more by a CDE in my endo’s office. I hated the fact that these people told me what to do, when to do it and had no idea what it felt like to live with such a demanding chronic disease. The CDE showed me her scarred fingertips and I immediately felt like this person really did understand. I hope to be able to help and have that bond with others one day in the future.

Other than living with diabetes, I am a fan of Starbuck’s, I enjoy watching movies, reading, listening to music, exploring NYC & going to the beach. I love to learn new things and feel it keeps life interesting! Some forms of sweatabetes I enjoy are: walking, biking, dancing and yoga. Other loves: animals (dog person, but I love all kinds of animals!) reading, writing, helping others, hanging with my ladies of d, my car, shopping (but only in short spurts!) And of course I love my boyfriend and my “framily” which are my very close friends who I consider my family<333

Here is my story of the trials & tribulations of everyday life, love and just plain living with diabetes…

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, I am just telling my tales of living with diabetes.


One response to “About me…

  1. Yes, Framily forever!!!! Love you sista! 🙂

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