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

World Diabetes Day 2013

On November 14th, World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2013 saw a huge and successful celebration for everyone around the world. I relished in the flood of blue across all my social media feeds. The variety of events held worldwide to help celebrate and raise awareness for diabetes was nothing short of impressive and inspirational. In Melbourne, celebrations started the night before with many members of the Oz Diabetes Online Community (OzDOC) being featured in some impressive events. Here’s what some of us got up to: Continue reading “World Diabetes Day 2013”

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Burnout Be Gone!

Sometimes, you don’t even realise that you’re burning out from diabetes until you’re at the tail end of it. You do what you need to get by the day, rinse and repeat. The biggest question is: how did I not realise that I was going through a diabetes burnout? And how long has this been going on? I failed to see the little things I was doing to cut corners with my diabetes management. Continue reading “Burnout Be Gone!”