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Diabetes Week 2020

Taking into consideration the state of the world at the moment and all of the current goings on, diabetes week this year definitely felt different. (Well, it did for me.) There have been a lot of current, pressing and important issues that have been at the forefront of the world right now and rightly so... Continue Reading →

Covid-19: Coping with lockdown

As the clock turned midnight on New Year's Eve last year I remember the joy and elation in the room as we ventured into the roaring twenties. I would never in a million years have believed you if you'd said that 3 months into the year we would be dealing with a global pandemic, instructed... Continue Reading →

It only takes a taste…

As a type 1 diabetic, I strive for the most perfect blood glucose results on a daily basis. It's very hard to get it right. There are so many factors that are beyond my control which affect my blood glucose levels. Some of these things you wouldn't even think would affect it: heat, altitude, emotions,... Continue Reading →

Hello 2020

Well, 2019 certainly passed in the blink of an eye didn't it? Happy New Year everyone! To say the least 2019 was definitely an interesting year for me. My highlight of the year was obviously getting engaged to my gorgeous now fiancé! Something I wasn't expecting in the slightest, but it definitely made my year... Continue Reading →

How do you measure your happiness?

I was having a chat with one of my performer friends recently and she said she'd recently had a realisation. She has become aware that she measures her happiness on how successful she is at the time. Her recent epiphany has made her realise that her measure of happiness shouldn't be based on how "successful"... Continue Reading →

The struggle is real.

So, not that long ago I felt really sad. I wasn't depressed or anything of the sort, but I was just feeling so deflated and down about the lack of acting work in my life. I'm a big believer that you have to work hard to achieve your goals, and that things don't happen for... Continue Reading →

Libre libre libre!

What an awful blogger I've been as of late. I must admit, I've been really busy and just haven't found the time to sit down and write. So for that, I sincerely apologise. However, I'm feeling extremely under the weather today and I've had to call in sick at work. But at least this gives... Continue Reading →

Psychological and Emotional Support

Finally! My third and final blog from Diabetes UK Professional Conference -Psychological and Emotional Support with Type 1 diabetes. If you ask any Type 1 whether it is psychologically and emotionally taxing living with diabetes I think it's safe to say 99.9% would answer yes. There's an awful lot more to living with diabetes than... Continue Reading →

Eating disorders and disordered eating

Finally, I've managed to get round to writing my second blog based on the talks I attended at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference. This blog focuses on eating disorders and disordered eating in occurrence with diabetes. Speaking very openly and honestly, I can safely say that I have never had any experience with an eating... Continue Reading →

Macrosomia – what is it?

When I attended the Diabetes UK Professional Conference I sat in on a talk about Macrosomia. The talk was titled 'Macrosomia: Is it inevitable, is it preventable and does it matter anyway?' The talk was broken down into sections featuring presentations from various speakers. The talk ran as follows: 11.40 - Can we accurately predict... Continue Reading →

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