Posts in category: Diabetes Musings
Champagne Bubbles

I stirred in my sleep. A glance at the alarm clock behind my bed indicated that it was almost 3am. I stuck my arm out from under the covers, fumbling around on the bedside table for my Libre reader. A quick scan of my arm registered 8.6. I knew what wa…

The Cost of Living with Diabetes

I think about the cost of living with diabetes. A lot. Moreso as I get older. When I think about building financial security for myself, my number one motivator is to make sure that I will be able to meet the costs of living with diabetes today, and in…

Turn of the Year

I snapped this photo as I was walking on the evening of New Year’s Day. It was a quiet evening. The carpark a little further ahead at my local IGA was desolate. A cool and rather grey change had just swept through after a warm day. It just summed up th…

The Silly Season.

It’s nearly Christmas. I guess everywhere I look at the moment, I feel like I’m seeing a lot of ‘rules’ that I need to be following as we head into the silly season. Undoubtedly followed by the barrage of New Year, New You stuff. To be honest, I don’t …

The Pizza Bolus.

This is what I woke up to at a little prior to 1am this morning. It was the result of, you guessed it, pizza. Pizza is one of those foods that I wouldn’t be able to bolus for if my life depended on it. Despite trying to recall Gary Scheiner’s Think Lik…

‘Tis the Season.

I’m back. November has been a crazy busy month, both online and off, and I have really just been spending the past week or so regrouping for this final stretch of the year. Real Christmas trees have become somewhat of a tradition in our house, and last…

Finding the Good in Diabetes.

Yeah, diabetes sucks. Majorly. I would ditch it for the cure in a heartbeat (if only I had some faith in one…) But after this post I shared earlier this week, I kind of felt like it was only fair that I balance it out with some of the upsides. Because,…

The Advice I Would Give to My Newly Diagnosed Self

I’ve lived with type 1 diabetes for eight and a half years. Depending on where you sit on that spectrum, that will either feel like a remarkable feat or nothing more than a drop in the ocean. I can remember the isolation I felt when I was diagnos…

Hard Reset.

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‘Dumbing Down’ Diabetes

So, how does it work? The pump does two things. It continuously delivers a rate of insulin in the background to keep me stable. Then I also press a few buttons on the pump to deliver insulin every time I eat. The other end of this line just connects to…