Dear Healthcare Professionals, My Diabetes Inklings

Have your cake and eat it too…in moderation!

Ever faced a situation where someone asks you, a person with diabetes, whether you’re allowed to eat that piece of delicious cake in your hand? Chances are that if you have type 1 diabetes, you would stare at them with your laser death rays while proceeding to eat your cake. But just because you can eat it, does that mean that you should?
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My Diabetes Inklings

Diabetes Boogeyman

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are serious conditions. A person dies every 10 seconds from diabetes related causes.

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are demanding conditions to live with. Some people with type 2 diabetes are able to go into remission with positive lifestyle changes. But for many of us (both type 1 and type 2), there is no respite from it. Every decision we make impacts our blood glucose levels in some way. And it’s because of diabetes, that we end up with a million appointments with a variety of healthcare professionals. It’s because of diabetes, that we stress over achieving that HbA1c in a bid to reduce the risk of complications a.k.a. the diabetes boogeyman. Continue reading “Diabetes Boogeyman”

My Diabetes Inklings

Team Novo Nordisk – Changing Diabetes

Team Novo Nordisk is a global sports team consisting of cyclists, triathletes and runners. Their mission is to inspire, educate and empower people living with diabetes. And who better to do so then a sporting team made up of athletes living with type 1 diabetes themselves?

At the forefront of Team Novo Nordisk is the men’s professional cycling team. Initially named Team Type 1, the team consists of 17 professional riders with type 1 diabetes from 10 different countries. As they kick start their second racing season with the Tour de San Luis in Argentina, I was fortunate enough to steal a few moments with our Aussie riders Chris Williams from Brisbane and Justin Morris from Sydney.

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