DSMA Blue Fridays: Head to toe flowers

It’s a sign of spring when you’re wearing flowers of all shades on!

This thrift store find is yet another addition to Blue Fridays.

The Blue Fridays initiative gets people who are affected by diabetes to sport blue on… you guessed it, Friday! Read more about it here.

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Are you wearing blue today?

J

DSMA Blue Fridays: navy night gown

A formal affair deserves a navy night gown. Here’s another thrift store treasure in blue.

Every Friday we wear blue to support those affected by diabetes. Read more about the project here.

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Are you wearing blue this Friday? Consider this colour next week and who knows, maybe you’ll be giving someone a little support and a smile.

J

DSMA’s Blue Fridays- MC Hammer pants

Who grew up with MC Hammer? The hair, that side shuffle and those pants!

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Ultra comfy. Perfect for hot summer nights when you want leg coverage.

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Every Friday we wear blue to support those affected by diabetes.

Find out more about Blue Fridays here. Be sure to hashtag your fashions #BlueFridays.

If you have MC Hammer pants or not, enjoy this old school video:

My goal each week is to feature a unique form of blue to wear.

Hammer time,

J

DSMA Blue Fridays-My sparkly collar dream dress

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Every week I bring you blue fashion in support of those affected by diabetes.

The initiative is called Blue Fridays. The next time you wear blue to kick off the weekend, snap a photo and hashtag your attire #BlueFridays on Twitter.

I’ve been showing lots of thrift store finds since I started taking part. There are some dresses I try on and think, “I’d never wear this, but I’ll try it on for fun”.

Not this one.

I would 100 per cent wear this. If I saw it at a store, I would have bought it right away.

Ah, the drawback of shopping at a thrift store: if it doesn’t fit, it’s just tough luck. Clearly this doesn’t hug my body properly but it was just so pretty I had to share.

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Are you wearing blue today?

Knowing zero about fashion but having fun just the same,

J

My first infusion site! Pump & CGM Shopping continues…

A constant game of catchup.

As an adult diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 29, I feel like I’m behind.

The majority of people I know with t1d have been living with it since they were children or teens. Pros.

Is it second nature to them? Do they remember life before this?

I’m still utterly confused and overwhelmed.

Example: Before I go to a d-related event, I often hop online and go through the same routine.

…the list goes on. You’d think by now I’d have it down pat. The fact of the matter is my brain has been super fried since diagnosis. Information doesn’t stick well and I get a deer-in-the-headlights look and feeling.

My new t1d friends have shown me nothing short of complete understanding, yet I still have a need to sound like I know what they’re talking about (or at the very least, sound a little less like an idiot).

Is this what it’s like to be diagnosed so late in life? As an independent, fully self-sufficient person maybe there’s this pressure  inside myself to “know it all” since I have the resources and mind to.

I don’t though. Not even close.

Meet the pumps & cgm’s

Choosing to pump is a big decision, as is what pump you’ll use. To make the process less daunting, I’m slowly trying to familiarize myself with the technology.

I got around to meeting with Omnipod and Animas last year to get a feel for their products. See my blog post on that here.

This time around, I contacted all four, adding Accu-Chek and Metronic to the list.

Sheldon Smith from Metronic came over to my house yesterday and I tried on my VERY FIRST infusion set.

On me right now is the Metronic Silhouette infusion set (I did manual insertion) as well as the Quick Set on the other side of my abdomen. Both were far less painful than I had imagined.

Luckily I had ballet class last night, the perfect place to start testing out these bad boys. All that bending, twisting and jumping. Here’s my Instagram post.

 

I’m going to beat up all these demos and give them a taste of my active lifestyle.

Trying to appreciating the process,

Jess

My DSMA Blue Fridays photoshoot- the opera gown

We’re getting fancy today for Blue Friday!

This opera gown is very comfy and classic. Comfort for me is very important when watching any kind of show. I don’t want to be shifting around or bound up tight.

Every Friday we wear blue to support those affected by diabetes. If you’re catching any kind of theatre, consider wearing a traditional dark navy for the occasion.
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What blue are you wearing this Friday?

J

My DSMA photoshoot- the short party dress

Dancing the night away or heading to a lounge?

I personally haven’t done both in years but IF I did, I think I’d wear something like this. If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I typically live in gym gear or am sporting around casual clothing.

Every Friday we wear blue to support those affected by diabetes, appropriately called Blue Fridays.

Although typically on Fridays I am sporting blue in a different way, I found trying this dress on fun. It’s nice to pretend right?
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What blue are you wearing this Friday?

J

My DSMA Blue Fridays photoshoot- gala ball hopping

Out of all the thrift dresses I tried on, this one is by far my favourite.

I always kick off the weekend by sharing a different fashion of blue.

This one is such a beautiful shade of it too for Blue Fridays (where we wear blue to support those affected by diabetes).

Remember to use the hash tag #bluefridays when you participate. Go ahead and tag me as well. I’d love to see what you’re sporting.

Don’t mind the tag at the front of the dress. I tried to neatly tuck it in. Would you wear this?

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Are you getting fancy today? Or wearing a casual accent of blue for Blue Fridays?

I’m excited to be doing some swim training with another t1d athlete tomorrow. I think I’ll pack my blue bathing suit 🙂

J