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
There's something no diabetic wants when they've got diabetes, and that's a sweet tooth. I'm part of the one half of the population that would choose sweet over savoury. I'm the person who gets would get excited about Starbuck's flavoured lattes at Christmas. I'd be the one dipping biscuits into my sugared tea, and finishing … Continue reading Food Glorious Food
My diabetes is a baby. It needs caring for 24/7, with no weekends, holidays, or even time off. The only difference with the arrival of diabetes and the arrival of a baby is that with a baby you at least had several months to prepare yourself. My diabetes a baby. It wakes me up in … Continue reading My diabetes is a baby.
I’m usually inherently positive about diabetes, and to be honest, about life in general. I crack a lot of jokes. I laugh at myself, and I laugh at my illness. Sometimes. Of course, that's not always the case - like when I was told I had Type 1 Diabetes, I quietly went through the five stages … Continue reading The 5 Stages of Grief…
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!
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