Todays topic encourages us to spill the particular parts of diabetes that we would usually keep from the public sphere - the aspect of diabetes that we tend to keep to ourselves, away from our family, friends, and, well, the entire internet. There is one aspect of diabetes I choose not to blog about. And that, … Continue reading Shh…
I can still run. Here’s the thing about running. Running doesn’t care if you’re fat or thin, rich or poor. Running doesn’t care if you’re straight or gay, liberal or conservative, whether you live in Africa or the United Kingdom. Running doesn’t care what car you drive, what clothes you wear or if your bum … Continue reading I can still run…
This morning I woke up to a slightly elevated level - 6.1, after going to bed at 5.8 just after eating a carb packed kebab (I'd been out drinking so I ended the night with some carbs to prevent a hypo while I slept). I took my usual correction for this - 1.5 units of NovaRapid and … Continue reading Diabetic Problem #3: Having a Hypo 1 hour before your insulin peaks
So this week is the Sixth Annual Diabetes Blog Week, and I'm excited to say I'm going to be a part of it. What this means is every day from May 11th until May 17th, I will be posting a new blog on a set topic. This will spread diabetes awareness as well as showing different … Continue reading Diabetes Blog Week!
When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I was ignorant to the disease, and I was naive. When I spoke to the nurse on the phone the day previously, I asked if I could see her when she was in Queenstown the following week, rather than driving an hour each way to see her at the … Continue reading What does being a diabetic actually mean?
I've had beautiful blood glucose levels all week. Just look at my graph, staying pretty steady and within the safe lines. Do you notice anything? Let's me talk about Tuesday. Tuesday was a good day. We made the 5 hour round trip to Invercargill for my post-surgery follow up appointment. I'd had a delicious breakfast of bacon, eggs and avocado, and … Continue reading EXPERIMENT #4: Pretending I can eat carbs like a normal person
Having to stick needles into your belly sucks at the best of times. But it sucks even more so when it's so cold that you're sat in a coat, but you have to unzip it to inject. Not only that, but you have to squeeze a bit of fat with your ice cold fingers. Ice. Cold. … Continue reading Diabetic Problem #2: Having to inject when you’re freezing