The Journey

This is a documentation of my own journey and how I am coping with my own diabetes. I am not perfect. I am not an expert. I am just someone trying to live my best life with the people around me.

Weekly updates of my journey posted every Monday ♥
Other Journey content posted every other Thursday ♥


Season Two: Episode Six

MARCH 28, 2021 This week I had an eye appointment for my new glasses. My eyes have gotten a little worse in the last three years. In the past year, I’ve been getting headaches from wearing my glasses so I knew I needed a new prescription. I’m glad I’m getting new ones. My ophthalmologist said […]

Season Two: Episode Five

MARCH 15, 2021 I have my Endocrinologist appointment set for next week Friday. I just went and got my lab work done this past Saturday. I forgot how much I hate needles. It hurt like a bugger. I had to make an appointment with our lab to do my blood stuff and the whole night […]

Season Two: Episode Four

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 I have to schedule doctor appointments! So much fun. I need one with my PCP for this week or next week, one with my endocrinologist for whenever, and one for next year with my foot doctor. I haven’t seen my Endocrinologist in a couple months now and while money is still a […]

Season Two: Episode Three

FEBRUARY 1, 2021 I’m sorry I haven’t been updating lately. I have been so busy with work that I can’t seem to find any time to blog these days, but I’m going to try and at least post ONCE a month for you folks. So far the update is neither good nor bad. I have […]

Season Two: Episode Two

JANUARY 10, 2021 I had my eye doctor appointment this past week. Turns out my eyes are okay. Thank goodness. I was a little worried when I took an eye test that gauged my peripheral vision. I could hardly see most of the lines with my left eye, but my doctor said I was nearly […]

Season Two: Episode One

JANUARY 4, 2021 It’s a new year and honestly I’m not sure if it’s a new me. The drive and passion to make changes in my life are just as strong as five days ago but my willpower is as low as ever. I know what I have to do, it’s finding the motivation to […]

Celebrating One Year!

Today The Young and Diabetic turns ONE! I can’t believe 2020 has come and finally gone. Our first year together has been filled with ups and downs. We’ve been through a lot together, you, my valued reader, and I. I remember in the final months of 2019, I was planning out my new up and […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-Eight

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving regardless of how you spent it. I also hope you all were safe this past weekend. I live in a multi-generational home so we stayed home for Thanksgiving for the most part. I helped my grandma make the turkey, my husband and I cooked […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-Seven

NOVEMBER 16, 2020 Well there isn’t really anything to update. A couple weeks ago, we bought an ice cream/rice scooper with the little wiper thing. Last night, I finally used it to help my portion control with my rice. Usually I pile the rice on however much I THINK I need, which is way too […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-Six

NOVEMBER 8, 2020 Well nothing really good has happened. My endocrinologist has decided he can’t help me if I can’t afford my medication. Like thanks, man. I can barely afford my Lantus every two weeks and another insulin would be pushing it. I finally met the deductible for my health insurance this year and it […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-Five

OCTOBER 12, 2020 First update in a long while. I couldn’t afford my other insulin, Novolog 70/30 mix, so I decided to just keep taking my Lantus. I told my doctor about it and he said that’s fine. I just have to monitor my blood sugar more than I was before which was morning and […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-Four

SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 Some good news. I made the decision to lower my insulin dosage from 85 units to 80 units.Why? Mostly because it stings a hell of a lot when I do 85, but also because I want to stretch my insulin as long as I can. And I’ve been doing the 80 units […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-Three

SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 So I’m just waiting to get paid so I can get my new insulin. So far the Lantus is just barely working. I think the cinnamon tea really is helping. However, my dog’s health is in trouble and so I’ve had very little sleep in the last couple nights watching her and […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty Two

SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 So I couldn’t afford to get my Novolog Mix 70/30 this week. No shock there. My insurance preferred that I get the brand name insulin which was obviously more, almost $600 a box of five pens. So the pharmacy asked if I wanted to screw my insurance and go with the generic […]

The Journey: Episode Twenty-One

AUGUST 30, 2020 I had my doctor appointment on Thursday. I’m a little confused. I told my doctor all about my difficulties with my 85 units of Lantus and my blood sugar not being within range. We were concerned that my A1C hadn’t improved. So he decided to prescribe Novolog Mix 70/30. He wants me […]

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