Posts Tagged ‘people’

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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This too will pass

You know when you are in something and you think it will never end. Like when you have a baby and you think they will never sleep, never stop crying, never wean, never toilet train, never sleep….and then you find yourself kissing them goodbye at the school gate and not long afterwards, kissing them as…

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On the inside looking out

The reality hits you. Eventually. At some point. When you get diagnosed with diabetes and I imagine any chronic disease, illness or life threatening condition, the reality hits that this is for real and it is going to impact on your life in many ways, forever. For some, this means a shortened life. For some…

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Just Perfect

This morning I woke up with a Blood Glucose Level of 20 mmol (360 for our US readers), this was despite increasing my overnight insulin rates in my pump yesterday morning due to continually having to take extra insulin during the night. I thought today I would wake with the perfect blood glucose level. I…

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True Olympians

Watching the Olympics the past 2 weeks like millions across the globe it always makes me cry, laugh, shout and barrack. I am not usually a sport nut, but this is one time in 4 years where I will watch as much of it as I can. Despite almost reaching Olympia-burnout, I am still going.…

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Growing Pains

Sometimes I think I am my own worst critic. In fact I know that I am. This can be a good thing, as it makes me question my actions and do my best. But it can also drive me crazy, make me spend countless hours worrying about what I said, or did not say and…

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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…

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