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My dia-journey:Â on strength and healing

by and for Guneet Kaur


"who are you?" they ask me. 

"What is YOUR story?"


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"tools or pests?"

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Things not to say to a Type 1 Diabetic “Wait..is that a pager?” “Hahahahaha! Look at all the brownies I just ate! I “They’ll have a totally have diabetes cure in five right now! years!!!!!!” “I know all about “Should you really diabetes! My grandma be eating that?” has it!” “But you’re not fat. You look so normal.” "I would die if I had to give myself shots"

“Your blood sugar is high. Did you do something wrong?”

“Wait so... do you have the bad kind of diabetes?  


backup supplies? yesterday night reservoir active insluin? level? hormonal phase + cycle? carb count? type? mood? workout? duration? type? intensity? 

stress level?

school + future goals family + relationships + actual life

in my head at any given moment


...my struggles are not mine alone


i am the product of science and nature


I AM MORE. SO. MUCH. MORE.  i am a student. a scientist. a writer. an artist.  i am an activist. a warrior. a scholar.   a true student of the interdisciplinary.  i am the daughter of immigrants who survived a genocide. i am the granddaughter of refugees who rebuilt their homes across  a fresh border. a Punjabi Sikh woman. a first generation American, a documented citizen. a woman of color. 


I AM MORE. SO. MUCH. MORE.  i am a 4 year varsity athlete. a  powerlifter.  a runner, a hiker, a field hockey player. i am a plantpowered athlete.   i am a fiercely protective older sister.   i am the first woman in my lineage to access mental health resources. with open access to all healthcare.  i am healing, i am growing, i am my own advocate and support. 


i am experiencing this all simultaneously.Â

"There is no such thing as a single issue struggle because we do not live single issue lives" -Audre Lorde


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to my body, thank you for all you do for me. for making the impossible happen. for fighting for me. and for all the lessons in patience, strength, love, and gratitude.Â


NOTES TO SELF:

ask for help when you need it. find community. meditate!!!! JOURNAL~ track your thoughts! process and spend time with yourself. count your blessings every day.  


-Nayyirah Waheed


 i am my people's history-- rather, her-story. i carry the strength of all those who came before me. 

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Unexpected Life Lessons that Type 1 Diabetes taught me 1.~Find your TRIBE~ The best way you can take care of yourself is to establish a good support system. For the tears, for when you just need a hug, and when you want to celebrate the small victories.  2. ~CELEBRATE your body~ With chronic health conditions, we are often left focusing on filling the gaps- focusing on the "can't." For me this means getting my body moving and feeling the endorphins- pushing myself in the gym, running, and hitting those weightlifting PR's.  3. ~The mind-body connection is REAL~ Be intentional with your thoughts- through meditation, affirmations, and positive self-talk.


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this is the recipe of Guneet Kaur. but the most important ingredients are .... my inspiration. my family.  my mother, who taught me perseverance, diligence, and immeasurable hard work rooted in compassion. my father, who taught me raw strength, passion for all you do, and boundless love. my brother who teaches me the power of a good laugh, the importance of not taking life too seriously.   they are my strength. 


THE GREATEST LESSON I HAVE LEARNED: ~LIFE IS IN THE SILVER LINING~ in the lessons our struggles teach us. in the ways our hardships mold us. we must choose to find these small possibilities of light. to focus on the joy and beauty that comes out of opening up our heart to these possibilities. of rising above our circumstances.

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My Dia-Journey  

Creating this zine was the culmination of an 18 year journey with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac. This work is the product of my years of experi...

My Dia-Journey  

Creating this zine was the culmination of an 18 year journey with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac. This work is the product of my years of experi...

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