I wrote last week about how nervous I was to attend Connected in Motion’s Slipstream adult diabetes camp. I let my mind drama get carried away, before talking myself off the ledge. I’m so grateful I did because it was an absolutely incredible experience.
I’m still buzzing from the weekend, and for good reason.
Going back to diabetes camp was a mirror reflecting how far I’ve come. Years ago, it felt like an oppressive T1D overload. Now, it’s a sanctuary. I credit this transformation largely to my mindset work.
✨T1D mindset & mental health awareness✨
For a long time, I felt like the lone advocate for T1D mental health, a subject that was often overshadowed by practical concerns. Becoming a life coach felt like a solo journey, but this camp proved I’m not alone. Sharing moments with experts focused on breathwork, food-body image relationships, and mindfulness was a game-changer. Witnessing this collective effort to elevate the conversation around T1D mental health renewed my hope and sense of community.
✨A community of badasses✨
The room was filled with over 1,200 years of collective experience living with T1D (including a man with 71 years!), showcasing an awe-inspiring level of resilience and strength and how far we’ve come with technology enabling long and healthy lives with this disease.
I can’t wait to continue the relationships with everyone I met and to keep elevating our mission to live happier and more joyful lives with T1D.