New Year diabetes goals

New Year always makes me think about my diabetes. There's a photo of me, taken at Sydney Harbour on New Year's Eve 2006. My face is expressionless, not happy, not sad, not looking excited about seeing the famous fireworks for the first time, but it's obvious from the photo that my thoughts are somewhere else.  … Continue reading New Year diabetes goals

Type 1 diabetes is a bit like driving…Libre is my new dashboard

I think Type 1 Diabetes is a bit like driving a car. You have lessons to teach you how to drive and the rules of the road. You learn that it’s really important that you be a good driver. If you’re not, bad things can happen.  You know that you shouldn't drive too fast, or run … Continue reading Type 1 diabetes is a bit like driving…Libre is my new dashboard

Good HbA1c news…the burnout recovery continues!

I've been feeling pretty good about my diabetes management over the last few months since I started pulling myself out of my diabetes burnout hole.  I've really been doing my best and not slacking off. While my day to day BGs are far from perfect, with regular rollercoaster profiles and unexplained highs and lows, what is … Continue reading Good HbA1c news…the burnout recovery continues!

“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!”

Diabetes burnout: where did my motivation go?

I was diagnosed 11 years ago in my mid 20s during my "working holiday" in Australia.  Looking back over that time now, it is quite neatly divided into the "motivated phase" and the "demotivated phase". I've been working hard over the last few months to get back on track and seeing some results, and I've … Continue reading Diabetes burnout: where did my motivation go?