Posts in category: Diabetes Musings
Fear of Lows?

I’ll be the first person to put my hand up and say that I don’t like having lows. I mean, who does? It’s not fun having to push through a work day while chewing down glucose tabs that taste absolutely revolting after years of treating…

Reintroduction.

I take absolutely no credit for this idea. But I have seen it going through Instagram, and I thought it might be a good time to re-introduce myself to those of you who might be new around here. I’m Frank. I’m from Perth in Western Australia…

Roche Solo Tubeless Patch Pump Launches in Australia

One of the most unsurprising announcements made at the Australasian Diabetes Congress was the launch of the Roche Solo insulin pump, following its TGA approval several months ago. The Solo is the latest tubeless patch pump to hit the market here in Aus…

Solutions To Fit the Needs of the Individual

Undoubtedly the biggest issue that stuck out to me from the Australasian Diabetes Congress was the difficulty of managing diabetes among teenagers and young adults. Continuous Glucose Monitoring has been fully subsidised for people under the age of 21 …

Paranoia.

I spent a fair chunk of last night ploughing through some uni work. I finished up at around 9pm, brushed my teeth, put on my pyjamas and sat down to catch up on the last episode of Australian Survivor. My eyes kept wandering to the clock on the DVD pla…

The Value of Lived Experience.

It’s been a really challenging year. I still feel as though I have mountains to climb to get to where I want to be with my degree and my career. I have wondered whether diabetes would be one of the things that would have to give way this year. I&…

Day 3 at the Australasian Diabetes Congress

Welcome to the third and final day of the Australasian Diabetes Congress, the joint annual scientific meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association. I’m here as a part of Diabetes Australia’s &…

Day 2 at the Australasian Diabetes Congress

Welcome to day 2 of the Australasian Diabetes Congress, the annual scientific meeting of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and the Australian Diabetes Society. I’m lucky enough to be here as part of Diabetes Australia’s ‘P…

Day 1 at the Australasian Diabetes Congress

I’m in Sydney today for the Australasian Diabetes Congress, which is the annual scientific meeting of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and the Australian Diabetes Society. I’m here with the support of Diabetes Australia as part…

#OzDSMS

Earlier this afternoon I took part in the second Oz Diabetes Social Media Summit. Hosted by Ascensia Diabetes Care, #OzDSMS brought together a group of (highly privileged) diabetes bloggers in Sydney. It is always an honour for me to participate in dis…