Posts Tagged ‘Type 1 Diabetes’

Why You Need to Take a Break From Diabetes

Why You Need to Take a Break From Diabetes

We all have our favourite memories and ideas about what makes the perfect holidays. Maybe yours is skiing on a powder white slope; lazing on a golden sunny beach under a palm tree; hiking in bushland; an eco holiday; rail journey or cruise – whatever the word “holiday” conjures up for you, there will be many dreams, memories, emotions…

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Why There is No Such Thing as Normal

Why There is No Such Thing as Normal

Have you ever felt like you didn’t measure up, didn’t quite “cut the grade”? Perhaps you felt not good enough, or inadequate, or worthless? Maybe you had the sense you just didn’t have it as all together as you would like, or like you dropped your bundle? The idea of normality is fairly new in human history.…

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The Impact of Hypos in Diabetes

The Impact of Hypos in Diabetes

Do you hate hypos as much as me? Hypos can be a real problem and are probably one of the biggest fears for people with diabetes and their family members, and the impact of hypos in diabetes can be huge. Hypoglycemia, or hypos as often called by many of us, is technically when a person’s…

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Why Diabetes is a Family Affair

why diabetes is a family affair

The diagnosis of diabetes is often unexpected and unwelcome to say the least. It can be quite a shock for the person with diabetes and also for their family and friends. Along with the diagnosis of diabetes can come a range of feelings, such as anger, sadness, grief, denial, loss, relief (that you know what…

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Living an Attached Life with Diabetes

If you live with diabetes and rely on technology to stay alive it can bring all sorts of emotions. As a person with type 1 diabetes myself, it is very interesting to live life permanently attached to something – my insulin pump – and being reliant on machines to live.  I feel both grateful and frustrated…

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Learning to Love Diabetes

There are many things that I could write about as I have many experiences living with diabetes. This one is about learning how to love diabetes! By this I mean, it is about how I realised that diabetes was here to stay and that if I could make it part of my life and look…

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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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