Posts Tagged ‘living with diabetes’

Taking the Lead with Diabetes

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Guest Post from David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator  This September will be my 35th year as a registered nurse. In all that time I have done many things: midwife in delivery suite for 15 years; cardio-thoracic intensive care for 5 years, and now as a diabetes  educator for the past 18 years. The one thing that…

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Sleep ’tis a gentle thing..

Oh Sleep..’tis a gentle thing, belov’d from pole to pole.. Our occasional blogger, Dave Barnes, has shared his thoughts on the ‘night life’ experienced by most people living with type 1 diabetes: the lack of sleep, the various physical needs that must be attended to through the night, the impossibility of an uninterrupted night’s sleep,…

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On the edge: risk taking & diabetes #dblog

Welcome to a story from one of our guest bloggers, Dave Barnes. Dave is an extreme athlete who has lived with type 1 diabetes since early childhood. He has also worked as a Mentor for troubled youth, using physical challenges to help young men to understand  their lives, and to make positive changes. Dave has…

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Feeling knackered: how do I go on?

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 post has been updated to reflect the change of focus of this website. For Dave,…

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Guest Blog: Foot care, Diabetic Neuropathy

Edited 30/03/17 to reflect changes in the page from DCO to Diabetes Can’t Stop me. One of our Closed groups on the Social Media platform of Facebook was called ‘Diabetes Education and Management’. This group was supported by  Diabetes Educators and a Midwife, a Dietitian, and a Pharmacist, as well as Mental Health Counsellors. In…

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Guest Blog: Thanks Teacher

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 face as parents. Here are Maureen’s wise words. Sending our kids back to school always…

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Research: Why does it matter? The Endia study

Edited 30/03/17 to reflect the changes from the former DCO to Diabetes Can’t Stop Me. As the parent of someone with Type 1 diabetes, it can seem that the only organisation in the world doing research into diabetes is the International Charity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or as it is more usually known nowadays, the…

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advocacy: speaking up: staying strong

I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘Advocacy’ over the past few months. Part of this has been around some of the negative stereotyping & anger around the different ‘types’ of diabetes. Part of it has been around the health of my 91 year old mother, who is living with dementia, alongside a host of physical…

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