Gastroparesis, Exercise, & the Bionic Pancreas

Exercise and physical activity can be challenging for anyone living with diabetes. However, when you add a complication like gastroparesis into the fray, things get even more complicated.

I have lived with gastroparesis for about six years now. A complication of prolonged elevated blood sugars, the translation for gastroparesis is “paralyzed stomach”, and the prognosis is chronic nausea and vomiting, with very limited options for treatment or medication. Similar to how neuropathy may affect your extremities, this condition is a result of damage to the vagus nerve, which controls gastric emptying and signals digestion. 

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“Friends” Inspired T1D Design on Sale NOW

I’m lucky enough to be connected to some super talented people, including my childhood friend, Curtis, who is the co-founder of Major Look Boston, a street wear brand inspired by 90’s culture. He has quite the knack for creating images that resemble those we all know and love. Recently, he did a logo design for my boyfriend’s band and made it resemble the Polar seltzer brand label. I’m so grateful for his creativity and help in making this vision a reality for me.

I’ve been hoping to create something I could use for shirts for some time now and this was an idea I’ve been sitting on for months. What better inspiration than the logo from one of my favorite shows? I hope you like the design as much as I do! Visit the link below to place your order and please feel free to share with others. Many styles and colors are available – as well as stickers, mugs, phone cases, etc.

https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/1728191-type-1-diabetes-inspired-by-friends