Lea 👩🏻‍💻 24

Lea 👩🏻‍💻 24 Follow

🇩🇪 Kiel
💬 #T1D & #mentalhealthmatters Advocate
💉 Omnipod & Dexcom
🗝 positive mindset
🌿 #plantbased
💪🏻 stand up for human & animal rights
🌈 love

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It‘s my 7th #Diaversary today! 7 years since I got diagnosed while I was an exchange student in the States. 7 years since my life changed forever. 7 years struggling with mental health problems due to months of suffering from an untreated chronic condition. It was a path leading me to myself and the person I always wanted to be. It showed me how strong and determined I am. It showed me that there is so much worth fighting for. It opened me many doors and sent me on great adventures. At times the path turned pretty dark but I always had people and things lighting up my way, guiding me through the shadows and demons in my mind. 
I‘m grateful for this exact life I‘ve been given. It‘s a huge privilege. I may struggle with my health from time to time but I have a home, I am surrounded by love and I can choose how I want my life to be. I have a voice in society and politics, I have the access to education and healthcare, I can choose my job and what I want to do in my free time. It‘s not easy and sometimes I get so scared of diabetes and life and my decisions and death and the side effects but all in all I am very lucky and I think we shouldn‘t forget that. 💫
give me all them good carbs 👅👀
wearing blue for #NDAM 💎 this sweater belongs to my roomie and I usually don‘t wear blue like at all but I think I should change that 🤔 
So for anyone who doesn‘t know: the blue circle is the official sign for diabetes just like for example the pink ribbon is for breast cancer. For National Diabetes Awareness Month I‘d like to wear blue as much as possible. Some people wear blue circle pins but unfortunately I don‘t own one of those...
#happydiabeticchallenge - SUPPORT

I‘m so lucky to be surrounded by such supportive loving and caring humans ❤️My family and friends helped me through my darkest times and I‘m so glad I have so many great people I can trust and count on! I love you with all my heart ❤️ I don‘t know where I would be now without your constant support and motivation. 💫
#happydiabeticchallenge 
It all started in 2014 when I finally met @saytine at a diabetes camp. I‘ve joined a diabetes facebook group in 2014, 3 years after my diagnosis! Crazy to think that it took me so long to find the best community there is! 💙 
I started my blog soon after the camp and I was lucky enough to get invited to diabetes blog events so I met a lot of people with type 1 from all over the world 🌍 I‘m so grateful for the opportunities, they really shaped me and helped me become my true self and the person I always wanted to be. Before I was so so afraid of my chronic condition and the world. The community helped me overcome my fears and helped me grow so much! It opened me a lot of doors and even though I‘ve had to struggle for so long and sometimes diabetes is just a pain I wouldn‘t want it any other way. With my engagement in the community & the great fellow T1D‘s I surround myself with I turned something bad in something utterly positive and I‘m forever ever grateful for that. I know that there‘s is nothing I can‘t do because the #t1dcommunity is so empowering & always has my back. Thank you to everyone of you, I love y‘all 💙🙏🏻
Girls with roboparts rule 💪🏻🤖 I get the chance to test the Dexcom G6 for 20 Days & I‘m excited! 🙌🏻 Let‘s see how it works. Do you have any questions on the G6 or ideas what I should try? Just leave me a comment or dm me 💌
type spiderwoman with diabetes 🧗🏻‍♀️ #happydiabeticchallenge #type1 #sportyspice #fitdiabetic #t1d #ndam
Yay! Happy Diabetes Month Y‘all! 💙 This is an old pic back when I‘ve had blue/greenish hair buuut it‘s all for the #happydiabeticchallenge 🙌🏻 It‘s introduction time, so let‘s get started: 
My name is Lea, I‘m 24 and I was born and raised close to the baltic sea in Northern Germany. I‘m currently writing my bachelor‘s thesis & we will see where it will take me afterwards! 
I was diagnosed in 2011 while I was an exchange student in the United States and my diagnosis or rather my misdiagnosis story is quite dramatic. I’ve struggled with an anxiety disorder and depressions for a long time and as some people know: Healing is not linear. If you want to learn more about it: Go read about it on the link in my bio. 
I‘m passionate about photography, human and animal rights & therefore politics and I love to explore places & get to know new people and cultures! I‘m fighting for a world where no one has to be afraid of discrimination, not fitting in or being their true self. I simply believe in love 🙏🏻💫 #type1 #t1d #t1dlookslikeme #ndam
I miss hiking in the Canadian Rockies already! Compared to the hikes I did in Iceland back in 2014 without a sensor/cgm it was so relaxing because I didn‘t have to watch my bg levels that much and were able to enjoy the nature more! It‘s such a time and nerve saver & I‘m forever grateful for diabetes technology. 📲
Throwback to the Diabetes Charity Gala in Berlin 2017 and my minutes of fame up on stage 💫 
This photo of Michi (@type1backpacker) and me is my favorite, we look like movie stars 😎 #diabadasses 🔥
throwback to hot & sunny weather ☀️ I wish we would have this kinda temperatures all year long, even though the diabetes tanlines get annoying at some point 😁
when the good shogs make you happy 😁🦄✨