The stigma that diabetes is preventable and reversible with lifestyle changes can provide people with type 2 diabetes with false hopes, resulting in feelings of guilt and failure when starting on medication. Here's my experience of why the words health educators use are so important.
Author: Ashley Ng
Pancreatically challenged, diabetes advocate, PhD student and dietitian - working to make positive changes within the diabetes community and healthcare setting. Although diagnosed at age of 19 with T2DM, the type of diabetes I have is under constant debate. Finally pumping as of March 2014.
What goes into making a decision about which diabetes tech is the right one for me? Lots. With more and more features being made available with diabetes tech, people with diabetes have more to consider rather than just going with the new kid on the block.
Remembering to Breathe
The kids' bedtime is my favourite time of the day. It means another day is over and we all survived (mainly me). It's a time of quiet in the household and restoring it to some sort of tidiness. Then it leads to my other favourite part of the night - a hot shower. There's something… Continue reading Remembering to Breathe