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 soContinue reading “Diabetes Week 2020”

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 “It only takes a taste…”

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 givesContinue reading “Libre libre libre!”

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 eatingContinue reading “Eating disorders and disordered eating”

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 predictContinue reading “Macrosomia – what is it?”

Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2019

Last week I was very fortunate to attend the Diabetes UK Professional Conference at the ACC Liverpool. I attended as one of the bloggers who had applied for the opportunity and I was lucky enough to be one of the chosen 3. When I got the email to confirm that I’d been chosen I wasContinue reading “Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2019”

Nutritional Information Frustration

Now, I don’t know if this is just me (but I’m definitely sure it isn’t) but it annoys and frustrates the hell out of me when I can’t find any nutritional information for something that I am eating. It’s not so bad when you buy food from a shop such as Tesco or Sainsburys becauseContinue reading “Nutritional Information Frustration”

Thank you so much!

I just wanted to write a short blog to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has been watching my #happydiabeticchallenge insta stories so far! I have been overwhelmed with all the views they have received and all the wonderful messages people have been sending me regarding them. I had no idea that myContinue reading “Thank you so much!”

Injecting in public and taking the low carb plunge.

I’ve definitely spoken about this before, but I feel like it needs to be addressed again as I know so many people feel awkward when it comes to this topic. Injecting in public Injecting in public for some type 1s is a daunting and uncomfortable experience. I think back to when I was first diagnosedContinue reading “Injecting in public and taking the low carb plunge.”

The consequences of type 1

First of all, apologies for not writing for a while! I’ve (as usual) been really busy and was visiting home last week, which was so lovely. Lots has been going on, so I’ve found it hard to find time to write. However, finally, here we go! So, a story was brought to my attention aContinue reading “The consequences of type 1”