I awoke on Wednesday morning with the same feeling you get the morning after something terrible has happened – that split second moment of consciousness where your brain acknowledges what’s happened, and you feel confusion and disbelief. That’s how I felt, waking up in a warm, dry, safe place on Wednesday morning. As I slowly … Continue reading Coast to Coast… Day 3
Day 2 was the day I’d been dreading. It was the longest day of the week and the one with the highest elevation. When I’d originally plotted out the coast to coast route, I’d tried to divide the days as evenly as possible in miles. Because of accommodation issues, I ended up having a shorter … Continue reading The Coast to Coast…Day 2
Last week, I began training for the London Marathon. It started with a run and ended in A&E. Marathon training with type 1 diabetes makes a difficult task not only more challenging, but potentially life threatening. So let’s talk about what happened.. and a rare complication called EDKA (Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis). Background: I’m a massive fan … Continue reading Marathon Training and an unexpected complication
What are they? The Dexcom G5 is a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) - which means that BG readings get transmitted directly to your phone or reader. The Freestyle Libre is a Flash Glucose Monitoring System - which means that the information is not automatically sent to the Reader - you have to swipe to see. … Continue reading Dexcom G5 Vs. Freestyle Libre
I often say that Dexcom works out at a similar price to the Freestyle Libre - especially with the introductory offer that Dexcom have, which is (in the UK): £275 for: 1 x transmitter (no extension*) and; 4 x sensors (7 days … Continue reading Dexcom G5…cheaper than Freestyle Libre?!
Imagine you’re a tightrope walker, and you have one hand stretched out, gripping a single teaspoon of sugar. This little teaspoon represents the amount of sugar that is dissolved in the blood in the body at any one time. Now imagine that grains of sugar are falling from the sky - and the aim of the … Continue reading The Truth About Living with Type 1 Diabetes
'Never give up and never be afraid of failure because otherwise you box yourself in and you limit yourself...You should be hungry to make your mark and you should be hungry to be seen and to be heard to have an effect out there. You have to think OUTside the box. Don't be afraid to … Continue reading Thriller in the Chiller: Day 2
You can change your insulin, you can increase your basal, you can bolus more for more food - but it you don’t decrease your carbs, the same experience will perpetuate itself over and over again, because while everything outwardly changed, nothing inwardly changed. You still have a pancreas that doesn't work. You're still on the … Continue reading There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind.