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
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”
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
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!
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!”