The appearance side is more overwhelming thought than a reality.
There’s always a way to go about being discreet, especially for women.
Know that you can be creative and find a way to handle it so that you’re not uncomfortable.
How do you hope your new non-profit Beyond Type 1 will help educate people?
Demi Lovato has made it clear that there's one song on her upcoming album that's making her pretty nervous because she knows fans will be able to tell who it's about from the lyrics. But since Demi's released her track listing, fans have a pretty good idea of which song is making her sweat.
"Ruin the Friendship" is the track that caught Lovatics' eyes because what other song could it be? It could be about Demi's rollercoaster friendship with Selena Gomez.
Even cooler in my mind (other then his global superstar status) is that he's down-to-earth and actually cares about raising diabetes awareness.
I was struggling to get through my tour and finally decided to make an appointment to meet with my doctor. It was truly one of the most frightening moments of my life. Knowing that everything was possible to live your life while you have this disease—it was a real shock and also a bit of a relief.
The CGM makes testing in public easier because I can just look at that and if I need to test with a meter I’m not really shy to pull it out and do it in public because there’s been freedom speaking about living with diabetes and sometimes it’s a conversation starter (chuckled) in a weird way.
I’m not really uncomfortable about it…I let the flag fly. You and I are probably very similar in that (letting the diabetes flag fly)!
I think the main goal for Beyond Type 1 is about raising awareness around the differences between type 1 and type 2 and to specifically build the community for type 1 diabetics. When I have hard days, I reach out to my type 1 friends because we speak the same language.
Our website was designed to show diabetics living their lives out the way they want to live them because there’s a real encouragement to that on a day-to-day level.
Read my exclusive interview with this bright star (and dia-badass! I’ve always been a very upbeat person, but suddenly, I was irritable all the time.