How my kids are “hypo aware”

It's #HypoAwarenessWeek and it's got me thinking about how my kids have become hypo aware having a mum with Type 1 Diabetes. Up until quite recently, hypos weren't much of a feature in our house. I had a few years of feeling burnt out about my diabetes and my lack of attention meant my blood … Continue reading How my kids are “hypo aware”

How my pregnancies went as a Type 1 mum: Part two

With a happy, positive pregnancy and birth under my belt already I was much less anxious going into my second pregnancy.  It was all set up to pan out in the same way as my first baby. Still on an insulin pump, same endocrinologist, same obstetrician, same hospital. Good HbA1c before pregnancy. What could go … Continue reading How my pregnancies went as a Type 1 mum: Part two

How my pregnancies went as a Type 1 mum: Part one

Having kids is a milestone in life for anyone who has them, and for me as a mum with Type 1 Diabetes, the times I was pregnant and looking after a newborn stand apart in my diabetes life. There were so many new challenges and things to worry about. It wasn't just about me anymore … Continue reading How my pregnancies went as a Type 1 mum: Part one

“If you can’t get out of it, get into it!”

I wrote last week about my diabetes burnout, which had been dragging on for a few years.  After a surprisingly simple intervention by my 7 year old daughter, I've been taking proper care of myself ever since. I needed a few things to get me back on track: to talk to people who could help … Continue reading “If you can’t get out of it, get into it!”