When finger pricks take their toll

Three months of using the Freestyle Libre has given me a very welcome break from one of the aspects of having Type 1 Diabetes that has bothered me the most - having to do endless blood sugar checks.  For different reasons over the last 11 years of having Type 1, doing a "good job" where … Continue reading When finger pricks take their toll

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”

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

First two weeks with a Freestyle Libre

For the past two weeks I've been wearing a Freestyle Libre for the first time. I was so excited when it arrived and bursting to start using it - here's how I've found it so far. Getting set up I got the sensor and the reader from Abbott after being on the waiting list for a … Continue reading First two weeks with a Freestyle Libre

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!