My Diabetes Inklings

We are the WORLD in World Diabetes Day

At the moment, I have four CGM sensors at home ready to go when I need them.
I have boxes of test strips in my bedside drawer for when I run out.
My insulin compartment in the fridge is well stocked.
My last insulin pump consumables order should arrive on my doorstep any day now.
I chose the healthcare professionals that make up my diabetes healthcare team.

Not every person with diabetes around the world is as lucky as I am. Continue reading “We are the WORLD in World Diabetes Day”

My Diabetes Inklings

Diabetes Hoarding

For some reason, there seem to be so many diabetes-related items that are super hoardable. Day 3 of Diabetes Blog Week and we’re talking about things we need to clear out from our diabetes closet. And there are many diabetes trinkets that I have collected or am still in the process of accumulating!  Continue reading “Diabetes Hoarding”

My Diabetes Inklings

Insulin For Life: how can I help?

The Young Leaders in Diabetes had the honour of meeting the Insulin For Life Australian team at the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne this year. Insulin For Life is a not-for profit organisation that collects insulin and other diabetes supplies that would otherwise be wasted, to be redistributed to countries who cannot afford it or places affected by natural disasters. While some Young Leaders have had first hand experiences with limited access to insulin or diabetes supplies, we are all well aware of the consequences. Insulin For Life inspired many Young Leaders to take action to reduce this inequality. Many of us wanted to know what the best way is to help. So a couple of weeks after the congress, Elizabeth, a Young Leader from London, and I were invited to visit the main distribution centre in Ballarat, Australia to see how everything works. Check out Elizabeth’s blog post on what goes on behind the scenes at Insulin For Life here.

So how can you help Insulin For Life continue saving lives across the globe? Continue reading “Insulin For Life: how can I help?”