How Prolonged Prednisone Use Led to Diabetes for Me

I never thought I’d say this, but it’s my reality: I’m a diabetic. It’s hard to admit this is a part of my life now. Like most aspects of my health, my diabetes is atypical. It didn’t stem from a bad diet or excessive sugar intake, as most people tend…

The Ups and Downs of a Cystic Fibrosis Hospital Stay

Being hospitalized for any length of time is a never-ending grind that never ceases to amaze me, both in good and annoying ways. I wouldn’t say bad, necessarily, but it definitely feels like I’m in a hamster wheel at times. As I write this, I’ve been in the hospital for…

Lung Health Has Been Vital for Me All My Life

My lung health has been on my mind my whole life. I’m constantly assessing potential environmental risks, my breathing, and what I can do to improve my lungs. Living with cystic fibrosis (CF) taught me to think about every breath. Five years of life after my double-lung transplant…

A Conversation With Rare Disease Advocates

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