A warm welcome to Beatriz Estay (@theletter_bea on Instagram), today's guest on the Diabetics Doing Things podcast. Beatriz is a marketing guru and lifestyle blogger, who enjoys engaging with the T1D online community.
As a 13 year old girl, Beatriz found herself enjoying YouTube videos of the Jonas Brothers. Beatriz quickly realized that she had more in common with Nick Jonas than she ever knew. Immediately after, she self-diagnosed herself as a Type 1. Beatriz went to a doctor the following day, where she was officially diagnosed with T1D. As if getting diagnosed isn't complicated enough, her family had to find a doctor who spoke English. Three months prior to this event, Beatriz and family had moved to Tokyo, Japan.
Beatriz shares how managing T1D can vary depending on where you are geographically and situationally. Learning to be nicer to yourself and realizing that you don't always have to be perfect is key. However, setting goals and finding balance helps Beatriz manage her way through life with T1D. We also discuss the importance of support, whether you achieve that through a partner, friend, family or an online community. Support makes all the difference.
Take a listen to everything Beatriz has to offer and connect with her on Instagram, @theletter_bea!