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Let’s play the game of guess where my insulin pump is 📟😂 Finally got to wear this jumpsuit I bought last summer (!!) from the @nordstrom sale. Super comfy and perfect for brunch 🐣 A little tricky to find a spot for my insulin pump, but as always - we made it work 😆 This fit is also perfect for any fellow bride to be’s!! 💍 PS - does anyone else feel like Spring officially starts on Easter? Or is it just me 🐰🙈 #type1diabetic #t1dlookslikeme #diabetesblog #tandemdiabetes #tslimx2 #nsale #bridaloutfits #bridetobe2021 #allwhiteoutfit #birdies #sundaybrunching #happyspring #styleme
One of my favourite things about the weather getting warmer ☀️ is being able to have my devices on show more! 🤖 I know it may sound weird and some people might not agree, but I love to have my pump and CGM on show! This illness is invisible, but having my devices on show makes it that bit less invisible and I like to think it helps to spread awareness of T1D. If people see it they may ask questions and I can educate them on my condition. And if other diabetics see me wearing my devices on show, it might make them feel more comfortable to have theirs on show too! Although these devices are bits of technology, I see them as a part of me, just as much as my hands and my legs and every other part of me. So I am proud to have them on show as they’re a part of me I’m proud of - parts that I am lucky to have that keep me alive every day! #diabetes #type1diabetes #diabetesawareness #t1d #t1dlookslikeme #t1dawareness #type1diabetic #type1community #diabetescommunity #dexcomg6 #omnipod #podder
Pride and chronic illnesses 🦋 As the warmer months are coming up and skin comes out, I wanted to chat about how I feel towards my diabetes, specifically the physical changes it’s made to my body and the tech which we get to show off 😎 I’ve seen a few posts about people hiding their tech in the past, feeling embarrassed to show it because it would label them as “different”. Whilst I understand this, I’ve never really felt this towards my tech. I’ve been so grateful to have this little dot on my arm which makes my life easier, and showing it off always meant that I was bringing awareness to what would otherwise be an “invisible illness”. Today, however, I experienced something which I haven’t felt before. It’s been hot in the UK, meaning my arms came out and the shorts came on. I felt myself needing to get changed again, into something which covered my stomach and legs a little bit more. I’ve always been heavier so I wasn’t concerned about the way my body looked, I was concerned that you could see the bruising and the scarring on my legs and stomach from the constant injections. Last summer, I was newly diagnosed and so my body hadn’t really began to show the signs of recurrent injections and the associated trauma. I never really thought I was ashamed to show my scars as I know it just means I’m taking care of myself, but for some reason, I had to cover them up. I know this is by no means abnormal, as showing trauma related to illness can be uncomfortable, but it shocked my that I had subconsciously been hiding my scars for all this time out of fear that I’d be looked at differently. I’m proud to show my tech, but subconsciously I’m scared to show how vulnerable I am now. I know this will pass with time, but as my first year with a faulty body, it’s been hard to accept that I’m not as strong as I used to be. It might be a long journey, but I’m excited to take it🦋 Sending you all love and positive vibes for the summer, I hope we can all feel proud of our bodies and feel confident enough to show them 🤍 we really are warriors and our bodies just show the battle scars we pick up along the way 😎 #type1diabetes #diabetes #typeonediabetes