What is this about ?

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So what is hyperhypo? What am I going to talk about? Is it a diabetes blog?

Let's start backwards! To answer the last question, yes it is a diabetes blog. However, my goal is not to shoot boring scientific facts to help people with type one diabetes understand and manage their disease. My goal is to empower people with diabetes and to teach them how to embrace it the positive way. I am going to post about my personal experiences and tips, and about a lot of topics that I hope you will find interesting. I just want to set an important point: all of my posts (expect if the opposite is mentioned) are personal recommendations and it is crucial to see a healthcare professional before making any changes (please see the Disclaimers section / Contact ). Like I was saying, this blog is to remind you that diabetes is a chronic illness, indeed, but it does not have to define you. It took me a while to learn that and I want to share my acceptance with you so you can live a happy, healthy life with diabetes and understand that it does not limit your goals and your lifestyle.

So now, why hyperhypo? I got the inspiration from the terms hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, when the blood sugar is high and when it is low. This is a metaphor to show the ups and downs of diabetes, like a rollercoaster. Diabetes is a complicated disease and even if you try to manage it properly and perfectly, it is almost impossible to have a perfect blood sugar level for a long time. Thatโ€™s because a lot of things happen in life, and a lot of things affect the blood sugar levels, such as stress, illness, temperature, travelling, food, insulin, carbs, pms, and the list goes on. Even if you are a perfectionist like me and try to have control over everything, there are some things that you cannot control. However, what I learned is that you can live with the ups and downs of diabetes, the highs and the lows, the hypers and the hypos. It may not be fun at some points, it may even be mentally and physically difficult, but you have to remind yourself that in situations out of our control, we can either be mad about it, or let it be. Either way, the situation is still going to be the same, so might as well just be calm and accepting about it. Thereโ€™s a popular song that says: Que sera, sera, or in English: Whatever will be, will be. I really like that saying because I can relate to it. Even if you get a low or a high, or that it wakes you up in the middle of the night, or that you have to inject some insulin before meals, or that you have to go to the pharmacy more than the average person does, itโ€™s okay, you just have to go with it, it is happening anyway, whatever will be, will be.

What am I going to talk about in this blog? Well as I said above, I just want to help people through my own experiences. I am mainly going to focus on food and exercise, and of course combine insulin and carbs into that. I really want to spread positivity around this disease and remove all stereotypes. If you have any special request for an article, do not hesitate to contact me via email or directly through the blog (see the Contact section). I hope you will enjoy your readings!

-Judy