Sorry, we’ve been talking about starting this podcast for over a year and I am just too excited that we are finally making it happen. When I met Emily last year, friendship fireworks went the heck off. When I need a second opinion about treating a blood sugar issue, sympathy for a crumby diabetic day or just a good rant session with someone who GETS IT, I turn to my Pancreas Pal. We want to expand this network.
My type 1 diagnosis was more traumatic for my mom than me, because the thing about DKA (Diabetic ketoacidosis) is it knocks you out, so you won’t remember most of the action. This all went down in July 2012, the summer before my senior year of high school. I would complain about the timing, but the truth is I had a whole year to learn about all this diabetes stuff…one more holla at my perfect mother who helped me embrace this new lifestyle on my own terms. Basically, Emily is my hero for handling her collegiate diagnosis like such a boss.
I’m currently living a double life as a broadcast journalist at WTBU: the Beat of Boston University and a publicist at a PR firm here in Boston. I spend my free time reading murder mystery novels (usually before bed, which is weird) and enjoying the Boston music scene. My favorite diabetic conversation topic is brainstorming things that can make you feel better after a low blood sugar. Please hit up my email if you have other fun ideas for episode topics!
Welcome to Pancreas Pals! This is truly an effort to connect young adults in the Type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. That includes those with T1D, friends, family members and concerned strangers (maybe idk) who want to learn more about the disease. Also, this is meant to be a fun thang. We’re surviving and (sometimes) thriving, and want to share our lols and trials and tribulations with those who want to listen.
I was diagnosed with T1D in 2014, after a struggle and a half of a diagnosis. I had my third diaversary in (apparently people say that… like ok I can get on that trend) in May 2017. I attended Boston University (where I met Christie hayyyy) and graduated in May 2016. Miss Boston (almost) everyday.
Now I’m living my (someday) best life in NYC as an assistant editor for two fashion trade publications under one media company. My personal blog, Too Much Icing is where I talk all things fashion, diabetes and life. So, drop me a line if you have any suggestions, comments or questions. Hope you enjoy our labor of love, from one pancreas pal to another and be sure to follow us on Instagram for a look at our ~journey~.