My Diabetes Inklings

Life Beyond Numbers

From time to time, I am invited back to my high school to talk about my journey since graduation. I never know why they keep inviting me back as I usually feel like I haven’t got much to say. So when I was told that I had 30 minutes to speak to the junior school (year 7 and 8’s), I totally blanked out.

But the more I thought about it, the more I realised that I do have some words of wisdom. These are things that I had not truly appreciated or understood while I was at high school. Interestingly enough, it was diabetes that reminded me of these, especially with the current #beyondA1c movement.

So my biggest message for them today was that there is life beyond numbers. Continue reading “Life Beyond Numbers”

My Diabetes Inklings

Diabetes 1, Ashley 0

I’m having one of those bad diabetes days. The days where have a jam-packed day filled only to have diabetes come and wipe you out. I hate those days because I spend so much effort trying to get back on track. Continue reading “Diabetes 1, Ashley 0”

My Diabetes Inklings

Day in the life of…

Welcome to a day in my life. I’ve taken this idea from Dr.OfWhat who writes about her experience as a PhD student and provides study tips and advice. I thought this was a fabulous way to give people a glimpse of what I get up to during the day. So, this is a snapshot of my day on Wednesday and of course, it will involve diabetes, food and my fur-baby.  Continue reading “Day in the life of…”