My Diabetes Inklings

Bedside Manner Counts

Today I broke up with my dentist. I had been seeing her for years and despite being very good at what she does and incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to all things gum disease, she absolutely failed when it came to bedside manner.  Continue reading “Bedside Manner Counts”

My Diabetes Inklings

10 years on…

10 years ago, on this day, my GP told me I had diabetes. I remember sitting shell-shocked in her rooms as she went through another series of tests, I assumed for ketones, and asked me another bunch of questions. The appointment was a blur. Continue reading “10 years on…”

My Diabetes Inklings

The Black and White of Advocacy

A couple of weeks ago, I was attended (and presented) at the second HealtheVoicesAU conference organised and funded by Janssen/Johnson and Johnson. HealtheVoices is unique as, firstly, it’s not full of researchers but health advocates. Secondly, the delegates are not solely people with diabetes, which makes it all the more interesting. It allowed me to gain a different perspective and insight from others living with other conditions.  Continue reading “The Black and White of Advocacy”