About Me

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I am Katie, a 20-something year old living in the Midwest. I just started my senior year of college as a nursing student!  I am active on campus as a member of the honors program and student government association.

I would not be where I am at today, in nursing school or writing this blog (obviously), if it weren’t for being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  My life completely changed February 8, 2008, when I received that diagnosis.

I started this blog in January 2014, my sophomore year of college (seems so long ago!) as my senior thesis for the honors program.  I wanted to share my story to help people better understand type 1 diabetes and what living with it is like and to possibly help others who are also thriving with diabetes.  When I started my blog, I never realized the impact that it would have on me.  Following and reading other blogs written by people with diabetes has made me feel less alone!

 

Katie

One of my favorite high school senior pictures (2012)

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Starting clinical senior year of nursing school (2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am so excited to finally be a senior; the end of nursing school is almost in sight!  Though, I must admit the prospects of actually being out of school, taking the NCLEX, finding a job as a nurse, and entering the “real world” as they say is somewhat terrifying!  I still have not completely decided what type of nursing I want to do once I earn my degree.  I have always liked the possibility of med-surg nursing, travel nursing, and after completing an internship this summer–even ER nursing.  One path that I have also considered is becoming  a Certified Diabetes Educator.  With having diabetes myself, I would have a much better understanding of what the patients are going through.

Most of my time is spent at school and studying.  But in my free time, I work as a nursing assistant and enjoy playing card/board games, binge watching my favorite shows (Days of our Lives), and spending time with my friends and family.

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