Recently, I started a little course to help my brain cells get creative and come up with new ideas for posts. Today’s promt is, “why do you write?”. I thought this was an interesting prompt, as the reason I write about diabetes has slightly changed over the past year. Surface level, I blog in order to connect, raise awareness, and educate others about type 1 diabetes.
Although, if I dig a bit deeper, I have ulterior motives. I am on a journey. A journey that is meant to BETTER myself and other type 1s out there who were in my position not that long ago.
When I first started my blog in January 2017, I wanted to better my health and I NEEDED the support of others, the accountability that the online community provided, and to shed the feeling of being alone with this disease.
But how has that changed?
I still continue to write even though I have found an incredible type 1 online community, I no longer feel alone, and I feel like I am in total control of my diabetes. I’ve organized diabetic meet ups in Germany where I live, continued to reach out into the diabetes instagram community, and, most importantly, continued to reach my goal of lowering my A1C (currently 5,9% and going down).
So why don’t I stop?
I don’t want to quit my daily instagram posts, or weekly blog posts because I want YOU to be in the same position that I am in. I feel in total control of my diabetes. That is something I couldn’t say just one year ago. It is the most rewarding and literally healthy place to be.
I will continue to do everything I can in order to inspire, educate, and raise awareness in order to help the diabetes community. I promise.
With that being said, let me know what you want to read more of. All feedback and suggestions are welcome.