Is it time for an insulin pump break?

It's weird to imagine what it'll be like to de-rig from my insulin pump after wearing one for nearly 11 years but I am starting to think I need a break. This feels uncomfortable to admit because I know they aren't easy to come by and I don't want to be at all ungrateful for … Continue reading Is it time for an insulin pump break?

A year of great diabetes related things

A year has passed since I joined Twitter and started this website to talk about Type 1 Diabetes. Before that I was an "I'm fine thanks" person, generally keeping my Type 1 to myself, talking about it to nobody other than my healthcare team, and even then only superficially.  Except I wasn't really feeling fine … Continue reading A year of great diabetes related things

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

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

Diabetes technology and body image

I had to be talked into getting my first insulin pump nine years ago. I really didn't want one.  I was managing my diabetes well on multiple daily injections and finger prick testing and I found injections quick and easy (once I got over my reluctance to do them in public).  My endocrinologist finally convinced … Continue reading Diabetes technology and body image