My Diabetes Inklings

Life Beyond Numbers

From time to time, I am invited back to my high school to talk about my journey since graduation. I never know why they keep inviting me back as I usually feel like I haven’t got much to say. So when I was told that I had 30 minutes to speak to the junior school (year 7 and 8’s), I totally blanked out.

But the more I thought about it, the more I realised that I do have some words of wisdom. These are things that I had not truly appreciated or understood while I was at high school. Interestingly enough, it was diabetes that reminded me of these, especially with the current #beyondA1c movement.

So my biggest message for them today was that there is life beyond numbers. Continue reading “Life Beyond Numbers”

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ADS-ADEA 2017: Patient-centred care?

One week on from the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) annual scientific meeting and I’m still reflecting on the takeaway messages from the sessions presented and the conversations held. It was a busy week that left me feeling invigorated, frustrated and exhausted.  Continue reading “ADS-ADEA 2017: Patient-centred care?”

My Diabetes Inklings

An Evening with Sebastien Sasseville

There seem to be times where you happen to be in the right place and the right time and you get hit with a burst of inspiration. Tonight was one of those nights. I attended an event with Sebastien Sasseville, hosted by AMSL Diabetes. He spoke about what he learned from managing his diabetes through his Everest and Sahara Dessert journeys. The funniest part is that all his lessons and wisdom he imparted aren’t just applicable to diabetes. They are life lessons.

Continue reading “An Evening with Sebastien Sasseville”