My Diabetes Inklings

Giving Thanks

At the recent Australian Diabetes Society / Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADS/ADEA) Annual Scientific Meeting, I ran into one of my first endocrinologists. He was my doctor back in the day before I knew much about healthcare and even before I met another person with diabetes. I wasn't sure why I was so surprised to… Continue reading Giving Thanks

My Diabetes Inklings

Expectations

When it comes to my diabetes healthcare team, I am particularly fussy. I won't settle for someone who won't engage, provides me with generic advice or interrogates me on that one high BGL two months ago. I don't spend hundreds of dollars to be guilt-tripped that I haven't done enough for myself or to feel like a failure.… Continue reading Expectations

My Diabetes Inklings

Diabetes Boogeyman

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are serious conditions. A person dies every 10 seconds from diabetes related causes. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are demanding conditions to live with. Some people with type 2 diabetes are able to go into remission with positive lifestyle changes. But for many of us (both type 1… Continue reading Diabetes Boogeyman