The Number 1 Thing You Need to Know About Diabetes

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This is not a 25 things you need to know about diabetes, or even a top 3 tips about living with diabetes. I am not going to tell you (with great shock factor), that if you do not look after …

On Patience and Patients

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I had an appointment at my diabetes eye specialist recently that I cancelled and re-booked. Once, I did that about 6 times, before finally going through with the appointment……The appointment has come again this week, and yet again I am …

Diabetes Chat 3: Dealing with Diabetes & Pregnancy

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Our Sweet Talk Tuesday live chat sessions are on a range of topics – head here to find out all of the upcoming talks and topics. Chat topic 3 was about managing diabetes and pregnancy. This is a passion topic …

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Lifting the Burden of Chronic Disease

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I have been going through some changes to my health lately, including high and low blood pressure, lightheadedness and a couple of instances of vertigo, mood changes, sleeping troubles, night sweats and unexplained overnight blood glucose spikes (incredibly cruel when …

When Everything is Not OK

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One thing I have learned in my almost 50 years of life, is that everyone feels pain, and most importantly, that is ok. We are all living through lives filled with a multitude of experiences, feelings, thoughts. Pain is an …

More Than The Sum of Our Parts

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It’s the final day of the eighth annual Diabetes Blog Week, started by Karen from Bittersweet Diabetes The day one topic is here about expecting the unexpected and day two is here about the costs of diabetes and day three here, about the diabetes …

To the Top of The World: What Brings Me Down With Diabetes

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It is the eighth annual Diabetes Blog Week, started by Karen from Bittersweet Diabetes and today is day 4 –  The day one topic is here about expecting the unexpected and day two is here about the costs of diabetes and day three …

The Surety of Expecting the Unexpected

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It is the eighth annual Diabetes Blog Week, started by Karen from Bittersweet Diabetes I participated a while back now and given I am back on the D Blogging seat, thought I would hop on in and join. I am looking forward …

Why You Need to Take a Break From Diabetes

Why You Need to Take a Break From Diabetes

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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 – …

The Impact of Hypos in Diabetes

The Impact of Hypos in Diabetes

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Do you hate hypos as much as me? Hypos can be a real problem and are probably one of the biggest fears for people with diabetes and their family members, and the impact of hypos in diabetes can be huge. …

Here are 5 ways to handle unexpected blood glucose levels:

5 Ways to Handle Unexpected Blood Glucose Levels

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Recently I went to bed with a blood glucose level of 7 mmol and set my alarm on my phone, as I do every night, for 3am. Sometimes I set it for midnight or 1 am as well, if I …