D-Blog Week Topic 6 – Saturday Snapshots

“Back for the third year, let’s show everyone what life with diabetes looks like!  With a nod to the Diabetes 365 project, let’s grab our cameras again and share some more d-related pictures.  Post as many or as few as you’d like.  Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures, or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.”

My life with diabetes is just that, my life. So I am posting some of the pictures of my life and if you live with diabetes – you know it is in every shot.

Hiking in Tasmania with my beautiful family = plenty of jelly bean stops and lots of beautiful memories – plus a fair bit of COLD air!

Maxwell – my third baby, fourth pregnancy and first time one of my children did not need special nursery care thanks to Pumpy – one of the best moments of my life and you can even see diabetes poking its little face in

The wonder that is a South Australian Summer.

One of the best moments of my life – seeing dozens of whales at the Head of the Bight about to cross the Nullarbor Plain – just breathtaking and yes diabetes was there as I drove 8000 km and back again


On top of the world in Esperance, WA


Driving from Adelaide to Perth and back again in 17 days across the Nullarbor and I drove most of it – lots of stops for BGL checks! I find this kind of trip sends me sky rocketing.


My first baby, Cameron (in the middle) finishes school and heads to his formal – what a lot he has learnt about diabetes and about life 🙂 So proud – oh and his friends are pretty sweet young men too


Simply one of my best pieces of work


James and Maxwell’s hands when Max was just born


Would you believe it was cold on the Nullarbor! And no we did not see any camels.


Hard at work counselling people with diabetes


Another holiday – on the Sydney Ferry – so lucky to be able to have holidays with the kids. Far better than a freshly painted house or fixing up the cracks!


Each day when the sun sets I am grateful for my life – the sunset from my backyard

And the same goes when I get up each day – the sunrise on the Nullarbor – the most beautiful I have ever seen- the Truckie with Lady Di on the back just made it for me!



  1. Katy on May 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Wow–your landscape is so beautiful! And that newborn baby with the smoosh still on him–breathtaking!

    • Helen Edwards on May 20, 2012 at 8:25 am

      Hi Katy. thank you! Yes we are very lucky here. and I think that for any mum but one with type 1 diabetes in particular, that first cuddle is breathtaking isn’t it!!

  2. Renza on May 19, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Love. How beautiful and what a gorgeous family you have, Helen.

    • Helen Edwards on May 20, 2012 at 8:23 am

      Thanks Renza 🙂 how very lucky we both are aren’t we.