About Me (and the Blog!)

About Sarah

Hi! I'm Sarah, the type 1 diabetic behind this blog. I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of five, so I don't really remember life without diabetes; I consider this a good thing because it has made it so much easier for me to be open, upfront, and unashamed about my diabetes. I'm a strong advocate for going to diabetes camp, whether as a camper or counselor. I've been going for almost a decade now and every year is simply life changing and so much fun. But enough about my diabetes; let's talk about me. I'm 20 years old and attend the University of Georgia and am currently majoring in dietetics. At the moment, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna be a dietitian and eventually a certified diabetes educator. (It only took 4 major changes to finally figure that out.) I'm currently involved with UGA's College Diabetes Network chapter, Demosthenian Literary Society (basically fancy debate club), all things Catholic, and the Student Dietetic Association. Here's a quick list of favorites before I bore you to death:
  • Animal: whale shark
  • Color: orange
  • Foods: anything involving avocado or doughnuts
  • Stores: Madewell and Anthropologie
  • Musicians: Marina & the Diamonds, Florence + the Machine, Coast Modern, Glass Animals

About the Blog

I'm sure half of my readers are lead to my blog because it has the title, "Insulin Pens Don't Have Ink." I'm also sure that another half of those people are a little confused as to why I don't actually use insulin pens, even though my blog title includes them. Simply put, I made the first version of this blog back in 2009, when I had just began using insulin pens and wanted to share my experience with others. (While also having a witty name for the blog.) That is how Insulin Pens Don't Have Ink began and I've simply stuck with the name ever since. On my blog, I strive to share my stories with others that have type 1 diabetes, so they know they aren't alone. I like to inject my own sense of wit and humor into my posts because honestly, a story is a lot more fun that way. I began blogging to talk with a few people in sixth grade and came back in eighth grade to share my story (and my sister's as well) and have been blogging ever since. Enjoy your time on my blog, and be sure to come back!