My Diabetes Inklings

Living With An Invisible Illness

My gym oversees the supermarket carpark, which is right near the beach. Being 41 degrees celsius yesterday, beachgoers flooded the carpark. From the treadmill upstairs, I watched a young couple park in a disabled spot, took their time grabbing all their beach gear and walk towards the beach. They were parked there for at least 45 minutes. I don’t know if they had a disability permit but I was peeved that they took the spot away from someone who may have genuinely needed it with their grocery shopping. But I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt.  Continue reading “Living With An Invisible Illness”

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”

My Diabetes Inklings

Say NO to Diabetes Stigma & Discrimination

At my last endocrinologist visit, I was asked if I thought I have type 1 diabetes. After thinking about it for a little while, I replied, ‘No, but I don’t think I have type 2 diabetes either’. With a laugh, he asked ‘Well then, what type do you think it is? That’s the million dollar question isn’t it?’ Continue reading “Say NO to Diabetes Stigma & Discrimination”