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”

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”

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”

There’s always a diabetes update.

Oh my goodness! It feels like an entire lifetime since I last wrote a blog post. I really do apologise for that! I have been super busy as usual and endured a grueling 16 day continuous work stint before I jetted off on holiday to Majorca. I only just arrived back on Wednesday so myContinue reading “There’s always a diabetes update.”

Diabetes Week 2018

#TalkAboutDiabetes It’s Diabetes Week 2018 (11th-17th June) and we want everyone to #TalkAboutDiabetes! Having diabetes is not an easy ride, in fact it’s a very serious condition that needs to be monitored and assessed every moment of the day. It’s like taking on another full time job to be honest! Or, if you’re self employedContinue reading “Diabetes Week 2018”

What do you actually know?

This past week has been a very interesting one for me when it comes to diabetes. Yes, interesting, exciting, and challenging. Let’s start at the very beginning… So, last week some of the wonderful Diabetes UK team Ethan, Jon and Ben popped round to my flat to film a new video. (I did briefly mention thisContinue reading “What do you actually know?”

#FightForFlash

Well, what a wonderful weekend that was for the Royal Wedding! The weather couldn’t have been better and it’s safe to say that the guests, bride and groom all looked amazing. I really do love how us Brits celebrate the royals. There were so many street parties and house parties happening to honour the dayContinue reading “#FightForFlash”

Have you got the good or bad Diabetes?

When telling people that I’m diabetic, I’m sometimes faced with the question; “do you have the good or bad one?” My internal response to that is always a huge sigh of exasperation, however on the outside I hold it together and reply “there is no good or bad type of diabetes.” Being diabetic is notContinue reading “Have you got the good or bad Diabetes?”