I believe that soccer unites people all around the world. It skips racial boundaries, economical disparities, and language barriers. The ball doesn't care where you are from or how old you are. All that matters is enjoying the beautiful game named "soccer." Here I am, in my very last semester of undergraduate studies. I was … Continue reading Young Type Ones Meet College Athletes
It's only been little over a week since my CGM system stopped working. However, it feels more like a year. I didn't realize how much I love it until now. I haven't forgotten how to use a conventional meter. Yet the security and confidence a continuous glucose monitoring provides is gone. My blood sugar values are still in a … Continue reading How Much Do You Depend On Technology?
Continuous Glucose Monitoring, or CGM, is a fairly recent technology in the diabetes world. Although it has been introduced in 2006, it didn't really become a thing until about five years ago. I have been using CGM technology since May 2014 and it has made my daily diabetes management a lot easier. Prior to the … Continue reading CGM Simplifies Diabetes Management
Some of you might wonder about the title of my blog – well, to explain it, I have to go back to June 15, 2009. Back to the roots, so to speak. Back to the day I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and the moment my doctor told me I would not be able … Continue reading Why “Diabetes and Sports”?
Have you ever played foot golf? Nope? Me neither. But I got to tell you – it's suuuuper fun! I went to the Rancho Del Pueblo Gold Course with a few of my teammates and friends from SJSU's women's soccer team. It's a nine-hole golf course right in the city of San Jose. Despite the … Continue reading Foot Golf – Slow and Steady
I'm now officially a member of the Team Type 1 Foundation and an ambassador for type 1 diabetes and sports. Founded in 2005 by Phil Southerland and Joe Eldridge, TT1's mission is to "fight for the right to live and for equal access to education for everyone affected by type 1 diabetes." Using sports as a … Continue reading Global Ambassador for Team Type 1 Foundation
So, for one of my classes I had to describe an event in my life as if I was a reporter writing a news story on it. I decided to write down some memories of my diagnosis and the following days. Some encouraging words I've heard from people around me. Most of what you can read … Continue reading Challenge Accepted