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

Avoiding Burnouts

As part of Diabetes Awareness Month, the American Recall Centre have been collecting advice and tips on living with diabetes from other bloggers. I was lucky enough to be approached for my two cents worth and my advice was (and still is) to ‘Be kind to yourself; take time for yourself to avoid burnouts’. Check out their blog post and what they have gathered so far here. My little tip is based on personal experience and I also think it’s something that many people can relate to. In hindsight, I wished someone had given me this nifty piece of advice in my early years of diagnosis. Continue reading “Avoiding Burnouts”

My Diabetes Inklings

My Diabetes July – National Diabetes Strategy Launch

This year has been an exciting year diabetes wise and the month of July was an immensely busy time for me. I hope to be able to reassemble the events I have attended and been a part of! First up, the National Diabetes Strategy Launch. Continue reading “My Diabetes July – National Diabetes Strategy Launch”