Episode 106: Embracing Discomfort

August 24, 2021

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What does "embracing discomfort" mean?

As T1Ds, we deal with discomfort every day of our lives. Changing infusion sites, sensors, giving injections, checking blood sugars, waking up in the middle of the night, doing Herculean mental calculations for our meals..


But what if this was all easier if we leaned into embracing discomfort?

Spoiler alert: it is. Listen in to find out why.

Wins & Fails

Colleen's Win: My company did a step challenge back in June (we recorded this episode far in advance) and it got me walking more, and exercise mode has really helped with keeping my numbers stable. This was a prime example of embracing discomfort, since I had to change up my routines.

Jessie's Fail: Feeling some overwhelm from finishing high school (when we recorded, she had a week left!).

Hack or Tip of the Week

Coming up with a mantra or an affirmation to repeat to yourself through the difficult times can really help with your mental health.

Learn how embracing discomfort actually makes dealing with diabetes a whole lot easier.

Diabetes Spotlight

Is on Will Cross, a professional adventurer with T1D. Will Cross never lets his diabetes slow him down, as of right now he has climbed the highest peaks on all 7 continents, and is still finding his next big thrill.

Question for You!

What do you guys to get comfortable with being uncomfortable? What was a time that diabetes challenged you to go with the flow?

Links & Resources


Our music is by Joseph McDade. Check out his website here!

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Life & mindset coach, writer, host of podcast This is Type 1: Real Life with Type 1 Diabetes, and full-time analyst in the power industry. I'm passionate about showing people that how we think determines our realities.

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