Posts by Helen-Edwards

There’s a Crack in Everything

how to manage depression and mental health in diabetes

Don’t ever think that you are a failure, or a bad person for what happens with your diabetes and especially your mental health. It is easy to feel broken when part of your body does not work, when you have to deal with the fact that something has gone wrong and will never be the…

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Managing Parent Guilt

I am lucky to have 3 sons of varying ages  – one born in 1993, one in 1998 and one in 2008. Recently both my middle son and youngest son, had to have operations. The youngest has 2 teeth that did not develop enamel and had to have crowns put on in hospital under anaesthetic.…

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Saying It Out Loud

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There are usually a few things in life that soothe and nurture you instantly. For me, this includes a cup of tea (any kind of tea), chocolate, flowers, walking in nature, especially in and around trees, or by the sea, and a good natter and cuddle with someone I love. Another big thing that helps…

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It’s Written in the Stars

Human beings are such funny creatures. We become so tribal when it comes to our passions, our beliefs and our area of work. I have been in a number of different professional areas over the 30 odd years since finishing my Bachelor Degree in Social Work. I worked part time like many teenagers, as a…

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These Autumn Days

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Life with diabetes is a never ending learning curve. Just like the changing colours and the unpredictability of Autumn, diabetes dances around as the wind changes, brings a crescendo of colour and can make you crash to the ground like a falling leaf. This is never more true than at times of change, in your…

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The Injustice of Diabetes

How are you travelling with diabetes? Yesterday was a crap day diabetes wise for me. In the scheme of 38 years, it was not a great one, not the worst, but definitely not the best. The day started with a spike in my blood glucose levels after breakfast. I have changed to a “Thins” bread…

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Contemplating Diabetes: Inside Looking Out

You might have noticed a lack of posting here lately…. I have been spending a fair bit of time with my diabetes on the inside looking out. Sometimes when you are struggling with your own diabetes it is incredibly tough to participate in all the conversations out there, around all things diabetes. After spending many…

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Chefgood and Diabetes Victoria Launch

Do you find that food has become a nightmare since being diagnosed with diabetes? Or perhaps you have had the opposite experience, where you have realised that eating a healthy diet is essential for anyone, diabetes or not – and that there is no such thing as a “diabetic diet”! In fact people with diabetes…

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Staying Out of The Loop

Lately I have been hearing a lot more about diabetes tech and in particular the work of companies who are developing closed loop insulin delivery systems, and the DIY version that has started to find its way to Australia. Essentially these systems enable automated basal insulin delivery, making multiple small adjustments constantly to keep your…

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