For National Diabetes Week this year, I sat down with Katie from Beta Change and my good friend and champion advocate for young adults with type 2 diabetes, Lou, to chat about the importance of a timely diabetes diagnosis and what living with an invisible condition is like. These themes tie in closely with the campaigns driven by Diabetes Australia and Diabetes Victoria and they are topics close to our hearts. But what struck me most from the conversation was how do we know if our diabetes advocacy is having an impact.
As I inch closer towards my thesis submission deadline, 24 hours in a day never seems like enough time. Sadly, my blog has taken a back seat because of this. I was going through my blog drafts and this was something I had written a few months ago. It never got published because I still don’t have a firm stand on it. I was reminded of it the other day when I was chatting with a friend about this exact scenario. We couldn’t really figure out the black and white of it, so I thought I would throw this out there and see what other’s think about it. Continue reading “Collaboration or sell out?”
Often, people attribute a healthy lifestyle to good eating habits and regular physical activity. Yet we don’t always talk about managing our emotional health and learning about balance. Continue reading “What is a healthy lifestyle?”