My Instagram account holds random snippets of my life. Yes, my life pretty much revolves around my cat, diabetes and food. A few weeks ago, I made salted caramel sauce and turned them into little donut-shaped muffins. Dad ate like four of them over the day, so the whole batch vanished quickly. Then I had a few friends saying they looked amazing from my posts on Instagram and asked if I could share the recipe. So this one is for you Dinisha! Continue reading “Salted Caramel Donut Muffin Things”
According to Cancer Council Australia, the land down under has the highest number of skin cancer diagnoses around the world. With the probability that two out of three Aussies will develop skin cancer by the time they’re 70 years old, you know this is pretty serious stuff. What’s even more scary is that 95 to 99% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure and we know how much Aussies love sun baking. Although I do prefer the winter months, I am known to skip out on the slip, slop, slap. But to think that I narrowly missed being the two of three Australians with skin cancer was a massive wake up call.
For a long time now, we as patients with chronic conditions, have been crying out for doctors to listen to us. We want to tell them to get their heads out of their books and to see us as a person before our medical condition. We want them to treat us with respect, dignity and as equals.
But do we realise that this is finally happening? Although it has been slow to pick up, I’m seeing more diabetes conferences attempting to include sessions that are patient involved or patient led. There are even diabetes conferences that are led by people with diabetes for their peers! For me, both as a person with diabetes and a health professional, this is exhilarating! As the voices of patients becomes louder, we are starting to see a change in healthcare that we eagerly welcome.