Iria Vasquez-Paez

I have a B.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State. Can people please donate? I'm very low-income. I need to start an escape the Ferengi plan. 

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To Ignorant People Who Think Diabetics Die Young
2 days ago
You see, I was once friends with somebody who thought that diabetics didn’t make it past thirty. When I see posts about how diabetes shortens the lifespan, I think, that’s a ridiculous pity party. Ins...
A Need to Switch Evening Snacks
22 days ago
I realize I can’t do cereal, breakfast bars, or chocolate anything for breakfast. Shakeology from Beach Body is actually giving me stamina but not in excess. I can still slow down at night with my med...
27 Years Ago on Memorial Day Weekend
24 days ago
Yes, that is a long time. Over two decades. I have had type 1 diabetes that long. My glucometer average says I’m 163. I have all but eliminated middle of the night high blood sugar. Nobody told me I’m...
Positivity Is Not a Quick Fix
25 days ago
When New Agers tell you, "think positive and it will be okay," they do not realize how destructive this nonsense is for mentally ill people. You see, we mentally ill folks have any number of “bad” tho...
Winning the Fight Against Brittle Diabetes
a month ago
I’m close to winning the fight against my diabetes. Yes, I’m brittle. I mean I just heard about this one from my psychiatric nurse. Nobody ever said that. I guess I get lucky with infusion as being my...
Why I Want to Become a Certified Diabetes Educator
a month ago
I want to study diabetes education because of every educator who helped me. I mean I don’t care about making money so much as I care about helping other people. If I can have full control over my diab...