My Diabetes Inklings

Closing Thoughts for 2019

I have had a nice, unintended and well-needed break from my blog over the past few months. During this time, I’ve had lots of conversations of whether to stop my blog and diabetes advocacy altogether (even my involvement with Beta Change) and just live the simple life. Life has been absolute madness and to think that I will have some quiet time to focus on either of these things is incredibly naive, which leaves me at a horrible crossroad coming into the new decade(!). Β  Continue reading “Closing Thoughts for 2019”

My Diabetes Inklings

The Ripple Effect in Diabetes Advocacy

Every drop in the ocean creates a ripple of change across the world.

I recently heard this being expressed at a conference symposium I facilitated and have been thinking about it since. August has been a busy month with back to back conferences in American and Australia for Diabetes Educators. Conferences are a great place for networking, learning and reflecting on my current work as a researcher, clinician and diabetes advocate. What I love most are the really meaningful conversations I get to have with people I wouldn’t normally chat with at these conferences. Continue reading “The Ripple Effect in Diabetes Advocacy”

My Diabetes Inklings

The Joy of Food

In my line of work, I can see a lot of unhappiness around food. People can talk about food in a very clinical way to manage acute and chronic conditions. I experienced this first hand during my early days of living with diabetes.Β I thought if sugar and carbohydrates was the problem I would just cut all of it out and that would be the fix I needed. Needless to say, I was very wrong. Not only did I feel miserable; all the artificial sweeteners made me feel physically ill. Continue reading “The Joy of Food”