My Diabetes Inklings

Dem Pesky Toenails

Feet are weird. A few years ago, I decided that I will make more of an effort to look after my feet. Although I’ve developed a greater sense of appreciation for them (and podiatrists) over the last few years, I still feel really uncomfortable when people touch my feet. Someone tell me I’m not the only one please!

Anyway, the pain in my toes started a couple of years ago. They were made worse by inheriting nice boots that were a size too small for me. Coupled with the fact that I’m not flexible enough to cut my own toenails properly, I ended up with ingrown toenails. #gross  Continue reading “Dem Pesky Toenails”

My Diabetes Inklings

Day in the life of…

Welcome to a day in my life. I’ve taken this idea from Dr.OfWhat who writes about her experience as a PhD student and provides study tips and advice. I thought this was a fabulous way to give people a glimpse of what I get up to during the day. So, this is a snapshot of my day on Wednesday and of course, it will involve diabetes, food and my fur-baby.  Continue reading “Day in the life of…”

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”