My Diabetes Inklings

What is a healthy lifestyle?

Often, people attribute a healthy lifestyle to good eating habits and regular physical activity. Yet we don’t always talk about managing our emotional health and learning about balance. Continue reading “What is a healthy lifestyle?”

My Diabetes Inklings

Ten Bloody Thousand Steps

I’ve previously written about how trying to accomplish all the things we should do to minimise risk of complications from diabetes can end up feeling like a chore (see Ticking Boxes) and even lead to burnout. Try adding in a fitness tracker, where the default goal is usually set to 10,000 steps and a competitive nature…
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General Life Happenings

Skin Checks – Not Even Diabetes Related!

According to Cancer Council Australia, the land down under has the highest number of skin cancer diagnoses around the world. With the probability that two out of three Aussies will develop skin cancer by the time they’re 70 years old, you know this is pretty serious stuff. What’s even more scary is that 95 to 99% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure and we know how much Aussies love sun baking. Although I do prefer the winter months, I am known to skip out on the slip, slop, slap. But to think that I narrowly missed being the two of three Australians with skin cancer was a massive wake up call.

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