A Day in my Life as a Type 1 Diabetic

Ever wondered what a day in a type 1 diabetic’s life looks like? You’re about to find out.

My life changed forever when I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on May 5, 2015.

You can see my story here.

 I started out giving myself a shot at least 5 times a day and now I live on an insulin pump.

Yes, the pump makes life a lot easier, but my blood sugars are still not perfect. My infusion sets (the tubing that connects the pump to my body) were just recalled for delivering too much insulin.

I try to live as “normal” or should I say as “non-diabetic” as I can.

I’m taking you along my day as a diabetic, and I picked my longest day of school.

I also “vlogged” A Day in the Life of a Type 1 Diabetic, scroll down for my written schedule.

It’s Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

8:12 a.m. I just woke up and my blood sugar is 159

I make eggs, fruit and coffee every day for breakfast. Since there are no carbs in eggs or coffee, I do not need to take insulin for that, but there are carbs in strawberries, maybe 5 grams per my serving.

So with my strawberries and creamer in my coffee I gave myself 7 units of insulin.

Going about my day, I get ready and head to school for two classes 11:00-1:50.

But first, medium sugar-free iced coffee from McDonald’s.

Operation pick up my brother from school and beat school traffic, check.

It’s now 2:30 and I now have time to eat lunch. My blood sugar is 97 and for lunch I’m having a grilled chicken salad and chocolate milk. That’s 40 grams amount of carbs.

I ate my lunch and now I’m going back to school for Macroeconomics 3:30-4:50

Every Tuesday I grab Subway for dinner since it’s the only place to eat by my university and I don’t have time to go home. I get the same sandwich every time, (6 in. ham on Italian with American cheese and lettuce) which is 37 grams of carbs, I punch that into my pump and I’m ready to eat… normally… 

My pump ran low on insulin so I couldn’t eat my sub before class, I stayed in class for an hour then left. My Macroeconomics is 5:30-8:30, but I am leaving at 6:30.

I am now home, I filled my pump with more insulin and now I am ready to eat.

Mom and I chatted for a while, and I am ready for bed. It’s 11:30, goodnight 🙂

My blood sugars are not where they always should be, I don’t always test my blood sugars when I should, I definitely do not eat the healthiest, but I’m working on it. 

I live my life and don’t let this disease keep me from living.

I take care of myself, work hard, exercise, eat right and splurge a little too often maybe, but that’s okay… I’m still alive and healthy. I always say to myself, “I could die tomorrow from some freak car accident”, so putting off the homework to spend time with family and eating the pizza and the cookies is okay. 

Don’t forget to check out my vlog of A Day in the Life of a Diabetic

Thank you for taking the time to check out a day in my life!

Contact me at

E-mail- cierra916710@gmail.com







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