Christmas time is one of my favourite times of the year. The University shut down period means that it is the perfect time of the year to take some time off. Considering the year that has been, I believe this break is well deserved. Especially with the craziness leading up to the break.
A couple of weeks ago, I spent some time in Copenhagen, Denmark. Primarily I was there for a two day conference/workshop hosted by Steno Diabetes Centre and Leicester Diabetes Centre. My trip was made extra worthwhile with a few meetings and catching up with friends. The workshop was one of the best I’ve ever attended. I’ll save that as a blog post for another day. Meanwhile, here are some my snaps from the happiest city in the world!
Today I’m another year older. As I reflect back on the year that was 26, I’m kinda glad it’s over. There were definitely things to be celebrated and achievements I am incredibly proud of. At the same time, it’s been an emotionally tough year. Or as you may put it…’challenging’…
Engaging with the young adults with type 2 diabetes community has always been high on my agenda. Through my own experiences, I know what it’s like to feel like the oddball or an alien. It quickly becomes an isolating and dark place to be in without the right support. And having adequate support, accompanied with the right knowledge and skills are interlaced with adequate diabetes management.
Today I realised that swimming means much more than exercise to me.
It’s a way for me to practice mindfulness.
Diabetes has been an intrusive use of brain space the last couple of weeks. Certainly doesn’t help that I’ve been pushing myself a little bit harder and probably a little bit run down. The weather hasn’t been any kinder either, resulting in me coming down with a cold. Being sick with diabetes isn’t fun at all. The most frustrating part is that just a few weeks ago, I felt that I was on track with everything.