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…”

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”

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”

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”

What is it actually like to be diabetic?

After nearly 11 and a half years of being diabetic, no one has ever actually asked me, “what is is actually like to be diabetic?” For a condition that people should know a lot more about, it shocks me that people don’t tend to ask me what it’s actually like to live with it. IContinue reading “What is it actually like to be diabetic?”

How are we still body shaming?

Let’s just take a moment to remind ourselves what year it is… 2018. Yes, it’s 2018 and there are still so many things wrong in the world. We are unfortunately never going to live in a fairytale world where everything is perfect, but surely people can work together to change things – or so you’d likeContinue reading “How are we still body shaming?”

Optimistic for 2018

Hello! I feel like it’s been so long since I last wrote a blog post, but it was only last week! It seems like much longer. This year is going quickly already! I hope 2018 is starting off well for you all. I’ve definitely been having a busy time and have some great news toContinue reading “Optimistic for 2018”