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. Let's get this straight. Type 1 diabetes is an… Continue reading Being A Diabetes Advocate
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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… Continue reading Walk With Diabetes – We are one and the same but different.
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.Words are powerful and dangerous things. For me, they do more… Continue reading Stop For Change