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