About Me

I’m Laney, a 21 year old diabadass located in Chicago. I was diagnosed with T1D at 7 years old, and have the calloused fingers to prove it! I’m a bionic woman by the means of my Medtronic Paradigm Revel insulin pump and Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitor system – making T1D a whole lot easier to manage.

Diabetes is only one part of my busy life, but it factors into everything I do. Other than a diabadass I am a college student studying Math, Actuarial Science, and Data Analysis. I am an avid seeker of yummy foods (especially if it’s low carb and doesn’t make my blood sugar go wild). And I’m always trekking all around the city, the CTA is my favorite place for a blood sugar check!

I struggled with diabetes burnout throughout most of my teens, and started taking steps to regain control over my T1D (and my life) a few years ago. It’s been a slow but steady process, and I’m still taking steps to become my healthiest self. There are triumphs and struggles, as anyone with T1D knows, and Sweeter Than You is a place to share these victories, lessons learned, and the adventures life with diabetes gives me.