It’s 2021 and like most of you, I’m glad that 2020 is over and praying that 2021 is much better.
I’m optimistic that this year will be better for me. In 2020, I resided in three different countries and spent most of it figuring out how to not run out of insulin and insulin pump supplies. More than any other year, I’ve learned about the generosity of strangers in the diabetes community because I made it through because of them.
I didn’t always smile, but when I did I made sure it made up for all the days that I missed.
This year I look forward to highlighting the voices, stories, and experiences of people living with diabetes and other chronic conditions. I will do this with new YouTube videos, IG posts, and a page on my blog dedicated to sharing stories of other people who are living by my motto “diagnosed not defeated” (whether with diabetes or another chronic condition).
My brief 2020 roundup:
- Moved from The United Arab Emirates (where I had been for the past six years) to Martinique where I took long morning walks along the beach daily. In the fall, I moved to the United States of America.
- I couldn’t get insulin pump supplies for my Medtronic pump since they never sold the version of pump I had in the USA, so I was approved for Tandem’s Control IQ
- It’s new and I’m still figuring it out. Some days it’s really smart and some days I feel like it’s being a smart a**. LOL We’re getting to know each other right now so I haven’t posted about the journey yet, but I will soon. So far, the most amazing thing about the pump is that I no longer wake up with high fasting blood sugars.
- I won the HealtheVoices Impact grant fund to record six-videos highlighting BIPOC diabetes advocates and I look forward to posting those in the coming months.
Stay tuned for what this year will bring.
Thanks for your continued support.