christmas tree

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Daily T1D Inspiration

“Find happiness in the simplest of things”

Tis’ that time of year where cheer is in the air and smiles are permanently on people’s faces. Life, diabetes, work, school, and the annual holiday stress can sometimes be a damper on your attitude. So today we need to turn that negativity into positivity. For Day 18 of the Type Happy Holiday Challenge, spend this day to find out what little thing about the holidays that makes you happy! For me, its the excitement of picking out that perfect Christmas tree and decorating it with all my favorite ornaments!

Holidays.. The Best and Worst Time of the Year.. The Holiday Stress

Diabetic Tips, Workouts

The holidays are the best time of the year, but also, they can be the worst. With the holidays come happiness and cheer, but also… the stress. Type 1 Diabetes and stress are like oil and water… they do not mix! Stress in your body and mind can naturally create long-term high blood glucose levels. These long-term stresses are actually mainly from mental stresses. When you are stressed, your body pumps out the adrenaline and cortisol hormones that alter your blood sugars to rise. Day 14 of the Type Happy Holiday Challenge I want you to focus on yourself. I would like for you to go escape from the holiday chaos for at least an hour and do something that relaxes you and relieves your stress. It can be anything from drawing, writing, watching a movie, running, walking, anything. For me, I like to go do something active. I love to —, afterwards my endorphins kick in and I feel like a whole new happy person ready to attack that hecticness in a new light!