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

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

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

Finding balance: wisdom from a diabetes nurse

I had my bloods taken a couple of weeks ago by my lovely diabetes nurse.  We had a really good open chat about my burnout experience and subsequent improvement.  I jokingly said I’d become “a little bit obsessed” with diabetes recently. She warned me (in a kind, empathetic way, but with genuine concern) to watch … Continue reading Finding balance: wisdom from a diabetes nurse

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?