There have been many times in my adult life that I have though about starting my own blog. When at 19 I took off for Europe to live and travel I intended to start a blog as a way for my friends and family to keep updated on my adventures. Turns out that in 1998 not a lot of people in England (where my base was) had computers in their homes and internet cafes were too expensive for my meager budget. I ended up sending a lot of postcards! When I discovered my love of running I thought again about starting a blog to share my experiences and to keep track of training. I ended up making a lot of great friends in the running community and did not find a need to write a blog...oh and I purchased a GPS which tracked all my training in a super cool way :)
On September 7, 2011 I was diagnosed Type 1 diabetic (that story to come in the next post). Since then I have been through a lot, had to have cataract surgery in both eyes, suffered with extreme nerve pain in my body due to having sugars regulated quickly and just yesterday was told I have celiac disease as well. Although my family, friends and particularly my wonderful boyfriend, have been a great support, I feel a bit lonely and lost in my new lifestyle. I have found myself reading blogs of other diabetics and have learned so much. I like feeling part of that community and knowing that I am not alone. I want to be able to share my experiences with others in the same situation and hope that I can be of some comfort as well.
So here we go. My first blog. If any of you out there read this feel free to leave me feedback!