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  • Epic Member
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 30

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Taking it easy, but am around frequently.


Holidays wishlist

I was asked by some friends if I had a wishlist, and they encouraged me to share it. :) To make it easier, I went ahead and put it here!

Pump Peelz gift card - These are vinyl stickers that can go on my insulin pump and glucometer! :D I've been wanting some since I got my pump so this would be an incredible gift.

Bags of yarn! - Gift cards for websites that sell yarn are wonderful, or you can mail me a box of yarn your family found with a relative. I'll take all of it! <3



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Thank you Cacophony!

Mc8nL0i.png Hi! My name is Sanne, welcome to my profile. :) I'm Dutch and live in the Netherlands with my two lovable cats. I'm pansexual, a polyglot, and my hobbies include:
  • Knitting
  • Bug hunting (the digital kind)
  • Makeup and tattoos
  • Anything that is rainbow.
  • Pokemon
  • Gaming

I volunteer for a number of causes, I do charity knitting, and I provide emotional support and advice in terms of mental and physical health across several online communities. I'm attending a school for adults with disabilities to get certified as a webdeveloper, and hopefully be able to (help) program sites like the RPR in the future.

My body doesn't always like me much, which means I get sick easily and often. I have autoimmune diabetes (type LADA) which is a full-time job to manage on top of everyday life, so sometimes I'm just too tired despite my best intentions and desire to get back to people. I hope I can count on people's understanding with this!

If you're curious about diabetes, click here!

This is a useful resource that I recommend to everyone: Diabetes etiquette for people who don't have diabetes.

There's a lot of misinformation floating around on the internet regarding diabetes, too much to sum up entirely on my profile. But there are a few things that are important to note:

- You're not exempt from getting diabetes because you didn't get it before or after a certain age. Terms like 'juvenile diabetes' are outdated and don't apply to modern medicine anymore. Diabetes can happen to anyone at any age at no fault of their own - be kind to yourself and others, and don't dismiss potential signs of diabetes 'just because I'm too old/skinny/healthy to get it'. I worry for people who think like this on a regular basis.
- Weight isn't as important as you're made to believe; it's a potential symptom, not a cause. A fat person can develop autoimmune diabetes, and a skinny person can develop type 2 diabetes. Their weight is irrelevant in both cases. My friend and I are two perfect examples of this actually! The only way to diagnose any type of diabetes is through lab work and careful blood sugar monitoring.
- Too many people die every day from DKA because they or their doctors don't recognize the symptoms of diabetes, or they dismiss patients based on misconceptions such as weight and age. Be smart, recognize the symptoms, and be assertive with doctors if you feel dismissed but not reassured. Your health is worth it!
- Diabetes is a very serious illness. It doesn't matter what type diabetes anyone has, we're all at risk for horrible complications just for having diabetes, even when we're controlled well. Please take strangers and loved ones seriously when they ask for your understanding and patience while they stay on top of their health.

I recognize I bring diabetes up often, and some people might feel annoyed by this. I'm sorry, I understand! My reality is that diabetes requires 24/7 attention and I don't ever get a break from it if I don't want to risk getting hospitalized or dying. Talking about it helps me cope, but sometimes it can seem like a lot. Please understand that if it's annoying to you, it's absolutely terrible for me. I won't ever get a break for the rest of my life, and that can be hard to deal with.

Thanks for reading this bit! It means a lot to me. I'm always happy to answer diabetes related questions, so hit me up if I can help! I'm not a professional, but I'm very active in multiple diabetes communities and have many diabetic friends from all walks of life, so I do know a thing or two.


A handful of official and Epic RPR templates were made by me! I might make more in the future. :D

I'm well known for my bug hunting skills around RPR. I was the first member to hit 100 accolades in February 2013. In March 2015, I hit 200 accolades. In December 2016 I hit 300 accolades. If you want to help out and gain your own accolades, check out this article I wrote a few years back.

My ability to RP depends on too many factors to list, but I don't mind inquiries. Please be patient if we RP, and don't be afraid to send me a reminder that it's my turn. I promise I will always do my best!

You can often find me on the Unofficial RPR Discord Server!

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"Consider becoming the type of energy that no matter where you go, or where you are, you always add value to the spaces and lives of those around you."

"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid."

"Never apologize for having an opinion. Apologize when you're rude about it."

Rave Reviews

  • What to say about Sanne? Shes kind, giving and compassionate. I can safely say the rpr would not,be the same if she wasnt here. She adds so much to this community and we are so very lucky to have her here.

    Thanks Sanne for being you.
    -- Hikari_Yagaza
  • It's definitely true that I view Sanne like an older sister. Sanne is inspirational in so many ways- I really admire how she can defend herself and her opinions. I've trusted Sanne with a mindbogglingly large amount of things, and I will continue to do so because...
    -- Mori

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