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…”

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 yearContinue reading “Hello 2020”

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!”

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”

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”

The cost of Diabetes.

A few weekends ago Bobby and I got to go and stay for a night with our wonderful friends Lottie and Michael, in their newly bought home in Bordon. On our train journey there I swiftly realised that I’d forgotten to pick up another Levemir pen from the fridge. I only had enough insulin toContinue reading “The cost of Diabetes.”

Type 1 and All Inclusive Holidays

I’m really hoping that this blog will be useful for my fellow type 1s who feel like going on an all inclusive holiday will really muck up their blood glucose control and leave them feeling awful. I can assure you – I did it and it was hard but I enjoyed every second. I’ll beContinue reading “Type 1 and All Inclusive Holidays”

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?”