Dear Healthcare Professionals, My Diabetes Inklings

Diabetes Advocates Day

I’m not sure where time has gone but it’s now been a couple of weeks since the first Diabetes Advocates Day held by Medtronic in partnership with Diabetes Australia. The day was filled with some exciting updates on diabetes technology. But what made the event worthwhile for me was the insightful, honest and interesting discussions around diabetes technology.

Disclosure: While Medtronic Diabetes offered to reimburse me for travel, I paid for my own transport costs (a nice drive) and parking for the day’s event. Continue reading “Diabetes Advocates Day”

My Diabetes Inklings

Raising Awareness For Diabetes

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. Throughout the month, international projects and campaigns are happening to help raise awareness around diabetes. Last week, I wrote about several campaigns advocating for global access equality in diabetes medication, supplies, care and education. Personally, my favourite campaigns are about showing people what living with diabetes is like. (#IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes)

Continue reading “Raising Awareness For Diabetes”

My Diabetes Inklings

We are the WORLD in World Diabetes Day

At the moment, I have four CGM sensors at home ready to go when I need them.
I have boxes of test strips in my bedside drawer for when I run out.
My insulin compartment in the fridge is well stocked.
My last insulin pump consumables order should arrive on my doorstep any day now.
I chose the healthcare professionals that make up my diabetes healthcare team.

Not every person with diabetes around the world is as lucky as I am. Continue reading “We are the WORLD in World Diabetes Day”