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?!
My friend and I were strolling through Bloomsbury the other day when I saw my first Crussh. I saw that they sold 'Fit Food' and rather than being all 'sure' and carrying on, we stopped. We were just after a coffee anyway, so I could've just gone for a black coffee if all else failed. … Continue reading It’s just a little crussh…
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
I’d been back in New Zealand for just a few weeks, when my friend ran up behind me as I was rekindling my relationship with running and Queenstown’s mountains. I’d missed them both, and had recently discovered a new favourite track from the recommendation of a customer at work - a steep 7km loop through … Continue reading Running The Routeburn
I think that one of the worst parts of having a chronic illness is that sometimes, it breaks you. Maybe you have several bad days in a row. Maybe you just have one really bad day. Whichever it is, you realise you’ve gone on for so long being fine and that today, you’re not. You're … Continue reading When Big D gets you down.
We’ve all been there: you’re going about your day when a hypo smashes through your body like a lead balloon falling through the sky. You need sugar and you need it now. If you’re at home, there might be a variety of high sugar ‘treats’ on offer, and it’s all to tempting to go for … Continue reading 5 reasons you should treat a hypo with glucose tabs (and nothing else)
'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