Monday, May 21, 2018 - 00:28

In August 1984 my life changed forever, some might say it changed for the worse, but now some 34 years later I can see it changed for the better.

As a healthy, active 10-year-old, I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes and back in the day (my 12-year-old would love me saying that, as he thinks I was born back in the dark ages) there were no pens, no pumps, no cure and not a lot of information or support for those newly diagnosed.

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Friday, May 4, 2018 - 12:01

I like this line from another post I read, "would you accept a job that you worked 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, with no annual leave or even sick days?" I know there is not an inch of me that would say yes but each one of us with T1D has exactly that, an endless job that does get the best of us sometimes and you fall into a state where you are tired, exhausted and you really don't want to or can't explain why this is happening to you.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 17:12

What’s the best way to navigate and make healthy choices in the grocery store that’ll help you better manage your diabetes? Medtronic Diabetes Senior Diabetes Clinical Manager, Stacey Rhea, RD, LDN, CDE, shares her top 10 grocery shopping tips for keeping your home stocked with the healthy foods you need to stick to your diabetes meal plan.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 20:09

Everyone looks forward to holidays. These are the days where you plan vacation time with your family, have massive feasts, and go a bit over the top with themed decorations and candy. Being Type 1, these holidays used to make me a bit more anxious than excited. My self-control goes out the window as soon as Grandma’s cooking is laid out on the table.

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Friday, January 19, 2018 - 15:29

These are my top 5 travel tips:

  1.  When packing, check diabetes supplies and then check them again after a little while, just to be sure there’s nothing you’ve forgotten.
  2. Try to document as much information as possible about accurate readings and insulin amounts taken, to help with making decisions regarding food and timings etc. as things/experiences can get crazy when travelling...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 17:19

Growing up with diabetes has certainly provided my daughter with lots of challenges that many girls of fourteen have never encountered.  Anyone with diabetes in their life knows how exhausting the constant testing, set changes, swinging blood sugars and carb counting gets. There is little rest from it and even at night it doesn’t stop. Of course, Chloe dreams of a life without diabetes but never does she let herself settle into a pattern of self-pity.

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