Dear Healthcare Professionals, My Diabetes Inklings

Health Promotion Campaign or Marketing Grab?

Whilst taking a break from my literature review, I came across the FebFast fundraising campaign to tackle youth addiction. Initially, they focused on giving up alcohol for the month of February to raise funds. The highly successful campaign even won them a well-deserved Health Promotion Award in 2013. Sadly, in 2015, their 'health promotion' antics have… Continue reading Health Promotion Campaign or Marketing Grab?

My Diabetes Inklings

Uniting The Diabetes Community

Kerri is an inspiration to many people living with diabetes. For me, it's her advocacy work to unite the diabetes community and to give voices to the unheard that has earned her a place as one of my diabetes heroes. Check out her recent interview about breaking the diabetes stigma. Often, people stigmatise and discriminate without even knowing… Continue reading Uniting The Diabetes Community

Dear Healthcare Professionals, My Diabetes Inklings

Fighting Against Diabetes Stigma & Discrimination

Growing up, I was blissfully unaware about diabetes and what it involved. I knew that my grandfather had diabetes. He took tablets, watched everything he ate and exercised and is still healthy and active, even today. Type 1 diabetes was rarely talked about though, even during my health science degree at university. We may have had one… Continue reading Fighting Against Diabetes Stigma & Discrimination