Thriving with Diabetes (T1D)


For those of you who follow me actively on Instagram, you may know that I have Type 1 diabetes (T1D). I was diagnosed with T1D about a year ago, and from diagnosis to day-to-day management, I am looking forward to sharing my story with you.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her type 1 diabetes story and how the new spill-resistant Smartpack exclusive to Accu-Chek Guide makes life a bit easier.

Thriving with Diabetes Helped by the Accu-Chek Guide System

Some facts I want you to know:

  • Being a type 1 diabetic essentially means that my pancreas creates little to no insulin.
  • Only about 10% of people with diabetes have T1D.
  • It generally develops in childhood or adolescence but can also develop in adulthood.
  • I treat my diabetes with insulin, as all type 1 diabetics are required to.
  • Today, there are over 11 million people in Canada living with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her type 1 diabetes story and how the new spill-resistant Smartpack exclusive to Accu-Chek Guide makes life a bit easier.

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Watch my T1D video I made with Accu-chek Guide. You can watch below or on YouTube directly.

As the video shares, a few things led me to my diagnosis. I remember being thirsty… REALLY, REALLY thirsty! I also went to the bathroom… A LOT.  My body was incredibly dehydrated. I was uncharacteristically tired and was struggling with mood changes. My vision became blurred on a few occasions and I began getting this “pins and needles” feeling in my legs.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her type 1 diabetes story and how the new spill-resistant Smartpack exclusive to Accu-Chek Guide makes life a bit easier.

You might also like to read Flying with an Insulin Pump.

Living with an Autoimmune Disease

Having a doctor tell you that you have an autoimmune disease is terrifying. I remember being so overwhelmed the first few times I read up on my diagnosis with T1D. I felt like there was no way I could learn all there is to know and lead a relatively normal life. 

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her type 1 diabetes story and how the new spill-resistant Smartpack exclusive to Accu-Chek Guide makes life a bit easier.

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Diabetes Learning Curve

Though it’s a constant learning curve, I am most definitely figuring out how to manage my diabetes and it is the most liberating feeling. Accu-Chek Guide gives me the autonomy, knowledge and control I was scared I would lose. It allows my body and I to work together rather than against one another. I feel reassured knowing what my blood sugar is at and confident that I know how to fix lows before they happen. I have learned more about my body in the past year or so than I could have ever imaged. Visit https://bit.ly/2FPP0Dk to learn more

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Are any of my follower’s diabetic with T1D? If you are comment down below I would love to hear your story.

This T1D blog post is in collaboration with Accu-Chek Guide. Thank you for supporting the companies that support me.  


xoxoBella is a popular travel and lifestyle blog featuring travel inspiration, fashion, recipes, dog mom tips and fitness motivation. Bella Bucchiotti lives with and advocates for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease awareness.

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15 Comments

  1. diana wrote:

    Mum of a T1D who is pre-teen. No two days are the same.

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  2. Thanks for sharing your story! My high school boyfriend had/had Type 1 Diabetes as well and even as a girlfriend, it was quite the learning curve.

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  3. Debbie G wrote:

    Diabetes is one of those things that can definitely change your life. So glad that you shared your story!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  4. Becca Wilson wrote:

    Diabetes runs in my family and it actually claimed my grandmother’s life. This is way before all the tech and awesome stuff we have that doesn’t make you have to prick your finger every day. Love to see you smiling and thriving the best you can!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  5. My aunt and my best friend have diabetes. It’s amazing how different every story is. Thanks for opening up and sharing.

    Safaniya Stevenson
    Burly + Puff
    http://www.burlyandpuff.com

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  6. Lauren wrote:

    I never realized you could get diagnosed with Type 1 as an adult…thank you for sharing your story and bringing even more awareness to diabetes!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  7. Grace wrote:

    I can only imagine how terrifying it must have been, thank you for sharing your story!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  8. Deborah wrote:

    I’m not diabetic but a good friend of mine is – she was also diagnosed as an adult. She’s really great at managing it but I know it was an adjustment for her.

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  9. sophia lu wrote:

    wow, thanks for sharing such a personal story and for sharing those facts! i did not know that it effects so many people…

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  10. Cameron wrote:

    I love how you decided to share such a personal story. I would have been terrified too, but it sounds (and looks like on Insta!) that you’re handling it SO well! I never knew you could develop Type 1 as adult either – the more you know!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  11. Katie wrote:

    Thanks for sharing your story, Bella! So glad to hear that you are doing well!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  12. Thanks for sharing your story! It’s great that you’re so active and don’t let it hold you back!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  13. Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew wrote:

    Loved learning a little more about your story! The video was a great look into it too.

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  14. Thanks for sharing your story, Bella! It’s really nice to see that you’re thriving and not letting it bring you down.

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  15. Elle wrote:

    My daughter has T1D. She was diagnosed at 6 years old. I love that she now has an insulin pump to help her cope and better monitor how much insulin she receives and needs.

    Posted 7.24.18 Reply

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