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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The pattern I like the most.

Patterns. It's something diabetics are taught to pay attention to. Your blood sugar patterns, your eating patterns, your insulin need patterns. Patterns become a subconscious part of life. Our favorite patterns are ones that are flat line; consistent. We diabetics like boring patterns; we don't like exciting patterns.

But I am a person before I am a diabetic, and a woman at that, and my favorite pattern has nothing to do with diabetes. My favorite pattern is leopard print.

I have leopard print earrings and coffee cup sleeves,

facial tissues for my purse,

a girlie wine glass with leopard print,

and then there's everything else, including note pads, bathrobe, wallet, mittens, sleep eye cover, a dog-paw wiper, and even duct tape.

It took me seeing my leopard print things today to remind myself that I am still a person first; and that not every thought needs to revolve around diabetes. I can still have likes and interests that are completely separate from diabetes. It was a nice reminder to myself that I don't have to use diabetes as a frame of reference for every thought, every question, every answer. I need that reminder sometimes.


  1. Have you tried the Sally Hansen leopard print manicure stickers? I LOVE THEM!!!

  2. Awww leopard is my fav pattern too <3

  3. where did you get the leopard coffee sleave

    1. I bought the leopard coffee sleeve at Caribou Coffee. They always have cute ones!

    2. thank you,
      ive been looking everywhere for it and they dont sell it anymore :(

  4. Let me give you mine. I really only use the zebra one anyway! Email me ur addy if you'd like it (no cost)!