About Diabetes Outside

Both my emotional and physical struggles with diabetes over the past two decades have made me who I am. I have moments of frustration with my blood glucose levels, rare moments of sadness and anger when I feel different than those without diabetes, and many many more moments when I live my life and enjoy it to the fullest.

My goal is for you, your child, and your family to feel the same as you live your life with diabetes outside a doctor’s office.  I invite you to peruse whatever portions of my blog interest you.  Please feel free to begin or join the conversation!


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  1. Lucy says:

    Hi Amy,
    I just wanted to thank you. I’m 19 and have had Type 1 for almost 15 years. I am so grateful for your honesty, encouragement, advocacy, and willingness to confront the reality of living with Diabetes. I ignored and neglected mine for far too long and am finally beginning to find the management and balance that has eluded me for so long.
    I was in the ICU last year with DKA and an a1c at 15.2 (ridiculous, I know)– the repercussion of not being able to integrate something i resented so much with everything else. This summer was a beautiful and painful wake-up call as I worked at a summer camp for girls with Type 1 for 9 weeks. It sounds similar to your experience at camp.
    I wish I’d found your website sooner.
    Thanks again,

  2. Lucy-
    Thank you for taking the time to comment here.
    I’m happy for you that you had the opportunity to work at camp– and much happier for you that you took the opportunity and experienced the pain and beauty. You deserve to be happy–AND healthy.
    All my best,

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