Where in the world did December and 2016 disappear to? All I can remember was a lot of shopping coupled with a endless eating. Suddenly, we’re now well into 2017 and it’s moving so fast I can barely catch my breath! As I scroll through the wall of new year resolutions on social media, I started to pen some myself.
For the first time, I found myself in the Emergency Department last night. But it wasn’t for me nor was it anything diabetes related. And it was certainly weird being the support person, rather than the focus of the consult for once!
Since my holiday in Tassie, then Denmark and now Christmas, all routine has gone out the window. Exercise has been knocked off my priority and I couldn’t possibly say no to trying out that scrumptious looking dish! I mean…some of my clothes were even starting to feel a little more snug. This prompted me to start thinking about my weight, which is something I have struggled with previously.
Christmas time is one of my favourite times of the year. The University shut down period means that it is the perfect time of the year to take some time off. Considering the year that has been, I believe this break is well deserved. Especially with the craziness leading up to the break.
A couple of weeks ago, I spent some time in Copenhagen, Denmark. Primarily I was there for a two day conference/workshop hosted by Steno Diabetes Centre and Leicester Diabetes Centre. My trip was made extra worthwhile with a few meetings and catching up with friends. The workshop was one of the best I’ve ever attended. I’ll save that as a blog post for another day. Meanwhile, here are some my snaps from the happiest city in the world!
Today I’m another year older. As I reflect back on the year that was 26, I’m kinda glad it’s over. There were definitely things to be celebrated and achievements I am incredibly proud of. At the same time, it’s been an emotionally tough year. Or as you may put it…’challenging’…
Engaging with the young adults with type 2 diabetes community has always been high on my agenda. Through my own experiences, I know what it’s like to feel like the oddball or an alien. It quickly becomes an isolating and dark place to be in without the right support. And having adequate support, accompanied with the right knowledge and skills are interlaced with adequate diabetes management.