Monday, 16 May 2016

Diabetes Blog Week - "Message Monday"

This week is Diabetes Blog week, and today's topic is "Why are we here?". Why do we blog about diabetes, how does blogging benefit us, and what message do we want to portray through blogging? The message I want to portray through blogging is how tough living with Type 1 Diabetes is.

For me personally, I blog about diabetes because it helps me express my feelings towards diabetes, which I find difficult to do in real life. Blogging gives me an outlet in which I can pour all of my feelings and knowledge into, and share with the rest of the diabetes online community, and my friends and family. A lot of people don't understand how hard it is to live with Type 1 Diabetes, and I like letting people know that it does put me under a lot of stress. You know what they say, 
"You don't know what it's like unless you've lived it", and I am trying to let those who are not living it know what it's like.

The most important diabetes awareness message I would like to put out there is how hard living with type 1 diabetes is, and how much having it affects my everyday life. I often appear as if I am getting along perfectly fine, as that is the front I put on around others. Inside, my mind is always thinking about my Type 1, and how my next move will affect it. My family and friends don't understand how much having high blood sugar affects me, or how long after a hypo I feel the effects of it. I try to let my readers know that it does affect me a lot, but treat me as normal as possible, because there is nothing worse than getting opportunities denied because of diabetes.

I blog because I hope that the misconceptions about Type 1 Diabetes can be overturned, and people will understand Type 1 Diabetes better. I blog because I want people to read about diabetes, and be genuinely interested, so that if they meet a diabetic in the future, they will understand them as well. 

I want people to be more educated about the implications of Type 1 Diabetes.

That's why I blog, and that is the message I wish to portray through blogging.

Until Next Time,

Alyssa x


  1. Education is so important! Thanks for sharing your story :)

  2. Thank you for sharing your story :D looking forward to reading more :D

  3. It's an important message!

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My name is Alyssa Faulkner. I am a Type 1 Diabetic Teen living in Scotland. I currently use a Medtronic insulin pump and an Enlite CGM, and am a volunteer for Diabetes Scotland.