My Diabetes Inklings

Cutting Ties

There has been a lot of chatter going on in my world about toxic relationships and being in what seems to be an endless struggletown in the volunteering community. And it sucks. It really really sucks. And it’s heartbreaking.

Volunteers give up so much to contribute back to the community. There are so many reasons why people choose to volunteer. Stephen from Happy-Medium nails it with his post on what is involved in being a diabetes advocate. Continue reading “Cutting Ties”

My Diabetes Inklings

Humanising Research & Diabetes

Words are powerful. If you search the #LanguageMatters hashtag on twitter, you’ll find some amazing advocates talking about how the use of words matter to people living with diabetes. Having spent the past few years writing my thesis, labouring over the meaning and connotation of every word and phrase has become a norm for me. In a sense, it’s like a collision of my love in diabetes advocacy and science communications. Continue reading “Humanising Research & Diabetes”

My Diabetes Inklings

dX2Sydney – my takeaways

As per my previous blogpost on the LibreLink, I was lucky to be invited to the third dX2Sydney event. It was a busy couple of days and I went away feeling utterly exhausted but rested. Disclaimer applies that Abbott Diabetes Care paid for my accommodation and meals for the dX2Sydney2018 event and provided us with a Freestyle Libre sensor to trial their app. I was not asked nor am I being paid to write about the event or the LibreLink. Continue reading “dX2Sydney – my takeaways”