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”

The Waiting Game

I hope everyone has enjoyed the sun over this glorious bank holiday weekend! Unfortunately, seeing as I am part of the self employed world, I was working the entire weekend (of course!). I made sure that I spent as much time on my breaks outside as possible without getting burned like a little tomato! It’s safeContinue reading “The Waiting Game”

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?”

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?”

Personalise your Diabetes

Diabetes can be a very difficult and frustrating condition to manage. Some days you get things spot on – your blood sugar levels are amazing, you inject correctly for your food and you feel on top of the world. Other days things fall to shit and sometimes there really is no way of getting itContinue reading “Personalise your Diabetes”