Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 08:57

I sat with my family the other night and asked them how they felt about the way I am looking after my diabetes right now. There were a couple of shrugs and a couple of “yeps”. The tone was mono to say the least. 

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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 15:36

After finding out my pregnant sister had jumped the fence of my apartment complex to wake me up from an overnight hypo, I realised I had to do something about my diabetes management...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 23:12

Like living with or supporting someone with T1D isn't tough enough, everything seems to be thrown out the window and you go back to the drawing board when you get sick.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 17:52

Living with Type 1 Diabetes is hard! Before I started using an insulin pump, I was on 10 injections a day and had no quality of life. Every waking moment was devoted to calculating carbohydrates, mental calculation and incredible amounts of problem solving. This was just diabetes so you can imagine how this had a negative impact on the rest of my life. It felt like a massive weight was taken off my shoulders when I got my first insulin pump in 2011....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 17:50

I remember the week leading up to Xavier’s diagnosis like it was just yesterday. I had taken him to the doctor three times in one week, which is very unusual. He had terrible nappy rash, it was red raw, eating away at his skin. On each occasion, I mentioned he was urinating a lot, even through his nappy and protector sheet. I remember walking into his bedroom after a nap, and saying, “Oh, your room smells beautiful baby – like strawberries”, which he had eaten with a playmate earlier that day. Knowing what I know now, I should have been horrified.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:46

As I type this, my throat burns, my nose is drippy and red, and my ears feel sore and tingly. Oh…and my blood sugar? My blood sugar is running around 50% higher than I’d like, and every time I eat anything, it soars even higher. The stress of germs attacking my body makes blood sugar management harder than ever. My strategy includes running a bumped up temp basal, drinking lots of fluids...

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