My Diabetes Inklings

Pumping on Diabetes Camp

Last weekend marked a milestone for pumpagotchi and I. We went on a trip that was longer than an overnight stay. We went on a diabetes camp together. That’s four days and three nights away from home.
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My Diabetes Inklings

Continuous Glucose Monitoring – Not as scary as it seems!

During my time with the Young Leaders in Diabetes, I saw a variety of needles, injecting devices, insulin pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring systems (CGMs). It was incredibly insightful to hear the different experiences people have had with their devices. Subsequently, I finally decided to take up my educator’s prior offer of trialling a CGMs for a week. I had left this on the back-burner for several months due to school and placements. The CGMs would be useful for determining patterns in blood sugar levels (BGLs), particularly with various sports and overnight trends; something that would be very beneficial for my varied and active lifestyle to help fine tune my management. Yet, even as holidays came around I still procrastinated and hesitated. Why have I been so slack? Continue reading “Continuous Glucose Monitoring – Not as scary as it seems!”

My Diabetes Inklings

RunMelbourne 2013

Last weekend, I did my first ever fun run! I wrote about what led me to this decision (here) and the challenges I encountered (here). Since my last post, I had been really good and took every opportunity I could to rest my leg. There was a lot of hobbling, wincing and ice packs involved to the point where I decided to see my GP about it. Surprise, surprise, he told me all this information I hadn’t already known about resting. Here I was, in absolute agony and limping into his office, and there he was absolutely nonchalant about it. Doctors and frustration seem to go hand in hand!  Continue reading “RunMelbourne 2013”