Dear Healthcare Professionals, My Diabetes Inklings

Diabetes and Food – A Fine Balance

Some nights ago, I ate an entire hot jam donut at the movies without feeling guilty and I was proud of myself.  Continue reading “Diabetes and Food – A Fine Balance”

Dear Healthcare Professionals

Dear Healthcare Professionals – Listen Listen Listen

I’m really glad that there is a big push in mental health awareness now. Especially when it comes to chronic conditions like diabetes. Dealing with a relentless demands of mimicking a working pancreas every day is hard work. As healthcare professionals, we are trained to analyse numbers in a patient. Improvement in numbers equates to successful management. Patients are labeled as non-compliant if numbers don’t improve. As a healthcare professional, this disappoints me. As a person with diabetes, this infuriates me.  Continue reading “Dear Healthcare Professionals – Listen Listen Listen”

Dear Healthcare Professionals

#ADSADEA2015 – Final Reflections and Thoughts

Two years ago, I attended my first conference at the World Diabetes Congress. I had no idea what happened at these events so there was no expectations. Just lots of aimless wandering around exhibition stands and tagging along with friends to various presentations. Fast forward to last week, where I had clear goals of what I wanted to get from the ADS/ADEA conference. So here are my final reflections and thoughts of the week. Continue reading “#ADSADEA2015 – Final Reflections and Thoughts”