"You're like a ray of sunshine. With an elephant."
Author: Diabetic Environmentalist
A Type 1 Diabetic teen that was introduced into the world of diabetes on November 11th, 2008. I continue to walk through the path of life even in this carbohydrate and plastic infected world.
Follow me while I deal with diabetes, art, and environmental issues.
When I first decided to go to the Dominican Republic I thought that Cambiando Vidas meant that we were changing lives for the people that lived in the Dominican. I soon came to realize that it applied to everyone that has the opportunity to be on this trip. The Dominican Republic is a much different […]
When I first began this blog, Marilyn Judah wanted me to begin an art blog. She also wanted me to have a space so that I could write about my feelings and what is going on in my life. So far, I feel as though I have failed her. I have not published a single […]
When I was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes it was a hard change, it was all new. As a 9 year old I wasn’t that scared, maybe a little frustrated but I don’t ever recall being scared. However, both of my parents were scared for me.Being forced to adapt to a new lifestyle is […]
Lately I have been spending time in my room. My bedroom is usually the first place that I want to go after a long day, and the place where I feel most comfortable. My 14 year old brother can most likely vouch this statement because my family and I never see him leave his room […]
Being a Type 1 diabetic there are a lot of struggles. There are a lot of days that seem to only go downhill and it can be so mentally draining. However, Type 1 can make some long lasting impressions and moments that I will remember for the rest of my life. When I was first […]
This post might be the most vulnerable writing that I have published on this blog yet. At the beginning of the school year, I struggled with adjusting to a new environment, a new social scene, a new academic system. I felt like for a while I couldn’t figure out how to put one foot in […]
When I sit down to write, I sit at my desk that was painted black by my mother. Above the desktop computer and past the calendar that is hanging on the wall are quotes that are self motivating. I look at these quotes and I think about how much strength I feel just because of […]
During sports many Type 1 Diabetics experience the question, “Why are you sitting out?” Many close and curious friends also frequently ask the question of “What does it feel like when your blood sugar goes low?” In response to this question I always say, “There’s a feeling in my stomach, and you just know.” So […]
If you want something, go for it. The worst thing that can happen is someone says no and you look for an even better opportunity. If one door closes, another one opens. Talk to different types of people. One of the best parts about going to a new school is that there are so many […]