'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
'Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour, or a day, or even a year. but eventually, it will subside. And something else will take it's place. If I quit, however, it will last forever.' First days are always nerve racking. Whether it's the first day of school, the first day … Continue reading Thriller in the Chiller: Day 1
Thriller In The Chiller is Queenstown's premier charity boxing event taking place each year. It puts local Queenstowner's though the rigors of competitive boxing training leading up to a night with a sell-out audience of 1,500. The event itself is much more than just a boxing event. The thriller is about the experience, the environment … Continue reading Thriller in the Chiller
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.
I went for a run this morning, which is exciting for three reasons. The first: I had knee surgery 3 weeks ago. The second: Today is my third day being out of hospital after a 5 day stint in there. The third: I did it on an empty stomach, with a starting blood sugar level … Continue reading My First Run 3 Weeks After Knee Surgery
On Sunday I wrote about being force fed glucose in hospital, the day after my admission. I thought that would be the worst of it: being on a glucose drip when my levels were increasing above the healthy range with no intention of stopping; Being offered a sandwich when my levels were steady and in the healthy … Continue reading Hospital Care Part 2 – Ostracised for eating Low Carb
I haven't had the best couple of days. Late Friday night, I had fairly bad abdominal pain for the fourth night in a row. By 'fairly bad' I mean painkillers didn't help, I couldn't sleep, and it really hurt. My breathing had changed to more of a puff like I get when I hypo. So Ben drove … Continue reading Being force fed glucose in hospital as a Type 1 Diabetic.