Dear Healthcare Professionals, My Diabetes Inklings

Being A Diabetes Advocate

Last night’s SBS Insight feature on “Beating Diabetes” in lieu with the promotion of a new book on a diet for people with type 2 diabetes sparked a massive debate online. And as with any thing around diabetes in the media, the stigma and blame-game was overwhelming.
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My Diabetes Inklings

Walk With Diabetes – We are one and the same but different.

After I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I felt angry, lost, alone and ashamed. As my diabetes journey progressed, my diagnosis only created more confusion for healthcare professionals and other people with diabetes. Eventually, the type of diabetes I was labelled with stopped being important to me. Getting access to diabetes technology, services and support that was relevant to me became a priority. It frustrated and infuriated me that access to such things were assessed due to my medical classification and not to my needs. Continue reading “Walk With Diabetes – We are one and the same but different.”

My Diabetes Inklings

Stop For Change

Day 4 of diabetes blog week and the topic we are on today is change. I’ve read and watched some amazing blogs in response to this topic and I’m not sure I do the topics I’m most passionate about eloquently into words. But I’ll try. Continue reading “Stop For Change”