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Eating Low Carb For Type 1 Diabetes

When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1979, the dietary rules (yes they were RULES) had a “forbidden foods” list of all the things that contained sugar – (all the best stuff for a 12 year old) and …

Finding My Voice

Welcome to the new chapter of my diabetes journey and hopefully, ours together. This is the first blog post on the new version of my diabetes blog – Diabetes Can’t Stop Me. I have lived with type 1 diabetes since …

Time for change – new logo, new name!

As we have now closed the Diabetes Counselling Online charity and counselling services, I have decided that it was also time to rebrand! This website is now my personal blog and business and Diabetes Counselling is a big part of …

Why People With Diabetes Are a Bit Like Ducks

You would think that after 37 years of life with type 1 diabetes, I would have it all sorted. It is something you get, learn about and manage, right? (cue injecting into oranges here). In some ways that is true. …

A Final Hurrah! Time For Change

Hello there diabetes friends. A lot has been happening around these parts. As you may remember, our last grant for our online counselling services ended in July last year. For the past 12 months we have once again operated solely as volunteers, …

FreeStyle Libre

Abbott FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System

Have you heard the buzz about the FreeStyle Libre? Finger pricks (and the inaccuracy of these) remains one of the biggest issues facing many of us with diabetes. I know as someone who has had type 1 diabetes for 37 …

dealing with prednisolone and diabetes

Dealing with Prednisolone and Diabetes

Living with a chronic health condition means there is part of your body that needs a little assistance to function at its best. In diabetes you know only too well all the ways in which it can impact on your body …

making resolutions that matter

Making Resolutions That Matter

As we head into a new year most of us reflect on the year we have had and what we hope for in the next. We seem to hold hope that a new year will be like a fresh start, …

Understanding the journey of pregnancy for women with type 1 diabetes

I wrote this post a while ago when I was starting my PhD. Having just had some time out and starting back, I decided to refresh the post, because I think understanding the journey of pregnancy for women with type 1 …

Why You Need to Take a Break From Diabetes

Why You Need to Take a Break From Diabetes

We all have our favourite memories and ideas about what makes the perfect holidays. Maybe yours is skiing on a powder white slope; lazing on a golden sunny beach under a palm tree; hiking in bushland; an eco holiday; rail journey or cruise – …

Technology & Diabetes - like being on the wire without a safety net

Technology & Diabetes – like being on the wire without a safety net

When you live with diabetes, you can walk a very thin line. Depending on the type of diabetes, how long you have lived with it, how you choose to manage and your own personal preferences and personality, you may or may …

Diagnosis of Diabetes: Diana’s Story

We have a great guest blog today from Diana who is sharing her journey so far with type 2 diabetes. She is a very newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, currently on Metformin and managing her diabetes with diet and exercise, …

Welcome to Diabetes Can’t Stop Me – a blog and community all about creating a happy healthy life with diabetes. I am Helen Edwards, person with type 1 diabetes, writer and blogger, diabetes advocate, consultant and speaker. I am also online retailer of sustainable homewares, podcaster, wife, mama to 3 gorgeous boys, and lover of people and planet.

Being all about health and happiness does not mean Diabetes Can’t Stop Me is all about ignoring the hard parts of diabetes, or the hard parts about life!

It is about sharing real stories, tips, ideas and inspiration; standing up for our rights, making sure people with diabetes are heard; and making connections. When you can see the whole picture, you see what is possible and you don’t let diabetes stop you living your life however you desire.

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