My Diabetes Inklings

Finding Support

Shortly after my diabetes diagnosis, I felt like I needed someone to talk to about coping with diabetes. After eight years, I finally decided to ask my GP about seeing a counselor. It’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made for my mental health and confidence. Continue reading “Finding Support”

My Diabetes Inklings

Defeated.

World Diabetes Day has come and gone. Whilst it was great and heart-warming to see my Facebook and Twitter feed light up in blue diabetes messages, it was heart-wrenching to see devastating news articles of deaths, bombings and violence worldwide.  Continue reading “Defeated.”

Dear Healthcare Professionals

Dear Healthcare Professionals – Listen Listen Listen

I’m really glad that there is a big push in mental health awareness now. Especially when it comes to chronic conditions like diabetes. Dealing with a relentless demands of mimicking a working pancreas every day is hard work. As healthcare professionals, we are trained to analyse numbers in a patient. Improvement in numbers equates to successful management. Patients are labeled as non-compliant if numbers don’t improve. As a healthcare professional, this disappoints me. As a person with diabetes, this infuriates me.  Continue reading “Dear Healthcare Professionals – Listen Listen Listen”