My Diabetes Inklings

Contentment

Choice is aplenty for people with diabetes at the moment and I’m so excited that we have so many options to consider what works best for us. After catching up with a friend of mine recently about life, we talked about my new pump and CGM/Libre. Our conversation reminded me of a value that I sometimes tend to forget about – being okay and happy with being content with what we have and the choices we make.  Continue reading “Contentment”

My Diabetes Inklings

Cutting Ties

There has been a lot of chatter going on in my world about toxic relationships and being in what seems to be an endless struggletown in the volunteering community. And it sucks. It really really sucks. And it’s heartbreaking.

Volunteers give up so much to contribute back to the community. There are so many reasons why people choose to volunteer. Stephen from Happy-Medium nails it with his post on what is involved in being a diabetes advocate. Continue reading “Cutting Ties”

My Diabetes Inklings

Humanising Research & Diabetes

Words are powerful. If you search the #LanguageMatters hashtag on twitter, you’ll find some amazing advocates talking about how the use of words matter to people living with diabetes. Having spent the past few years writing my thesis, labouring over the meaning and connotation of every word and phrase has become a norm for me. In a sense, it’s like a collision of my love in diabetes advocacy and science communications. Continue reading “Humanising Research & Diabetes”