Dear Healthcare Professionals, My Diabetes Inklings

Diabetes Advocates Day

I’m not sure where time has gone but it’s now been a couple of weeks since the first Diabetes Advocates Day held by Medtronic in partnership with Diabetes Australia. The day was filled with some exciting updates on diabetes technology. But what made the event worthwhile for me was the insightful, honest and interesting discussions around diabetes technology.

Disclosure: While Medtronic Diabetes offered to reimburse me for travel, I paid for my own transport costs (a nice drive) and parking for the day’s event. Continue reading “Diabetes Advocates Day”

My Diabetes Inklings

Sticks and stones may break your bones…

…but words will always be there to haunt you.

We need to change the way we talk about diabetes.  Continue reading “Sticks and stones may break your bones…”

My Diabetes Inklings


Three years ago, my life changed when I was received my first insulin pump. The pump has made my diabetes a little easier to manage and my life a little less restrictive. It’s the most expensive thing I possess and every day, I’m thankful to have it. And every year, when this little throwback pops up, I get slightly emotional as I’m reminded of the journey to get to this point.
Continue reading “Pumpversary”