Dealing With Control in Diabetes

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Life with diabetes is closely connected with the word “control”. When diagnosed with diabetes there is usually a sense of being “out of control” and talk around you from mostly well meaning people, that you need to “take control”. There can …

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How to Manage Food For Teens With Diabetes

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Adolescence is an exciting and challenging time for all parents and teens, diabetes or not! For a family where a teenager has diabetes the period of adolescence can be difficult for both the teen and their family. Young people go …

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What to Feed Primary School Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

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Primary school is an exciting time for children as they enter a new school, make new friends and begin to partake in social events such as parties, sleepovers and school camps. During this time children become increasingly independent and aware …

Feeling knackered: how do I go on?

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Guest Post from Dave Barnes – an extreme athlete with type 1 diabetes. He was on a driving holiday in the NT when he wrote this piece and at the time was a wonderful volunteer for our former charity. The …

How to report on diabetes & why mothers being fat did not give it to their children

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If you live with diabetes or are the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes you will have experienced frustration, anger and even despair, at the way diabetes is often reported on in the media. In particular families living …

Guest Blog: Thanks Teacher

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Our guest poet, Maureen Campey, has written another great poem about Parenting a child with diabetes. This time, Maureen has written about her teenage son starting a new year of High School, one of those momentous hurdles that we all …

Conversation: Parents: Who else is up checking their child’s bgl??

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As the Mum of a type 1 diabetic, I was very moved by the online responses during one night to a simple question posed by a Mum in one of our former Closed groups on Facebook. The Community spirit of …

Carb Counting Queen: am I really good at Maths, or is it an illusion?

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First posted on September 5th 2014. Edited 30/03/17 to reflect the changes from the former DCO to Diabetes Can’t Stop Me. I’m always so profoundly moved by what people are so prepared to share with me.  I received the following …

Ten dietitian tips for pregnancy in type 1 diabetes

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I’ve been asked to write this blog as a dietitian for the Pregnancy and Parenting with Diabetes closed group for Diabetes  Counselling Online. It’s a little challenging mostly because each of us has different requirements and should set personalised targets, …

While we’re busy making other plans..

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A diagnosis of diabetes brings the ‘C’ word into everyday life: Control. We get bombarded with information, instructions, advice. We’re told to ‘test’, given pieces of paper to go to a clinic or hospital for a variety of even more …