Posts in category: Diabetes Musings
The First ‘T’

Happy National Diabetes Week! If you haven’t already seen the flurry of posts circulating on social media, Diabetes Australia are running a third iteration of their ‘It’s About Time’ campaign, calling on earlier detection of bot…

A Complex Relationship With Food

Growing up in an Italian family, food was a big focal point in our house. Food was something that brought us together as a family – whether that be birthdays, Christmases, Easters or Sunday dinners. Both of my Nonnas would always put food in fron…

Diagnosis in the Wild

Not too long ago, a friend of mine was telling me about a member of her family. The family member in question was going to the doctor to get some blood tests done, because all he seemed to do was sleep. She went on to tell me that she thought that he m…

Micro-managing Diabetes

When it comes to living with diabetes, I have all of the worries in the world. Like, whether I am doing enough to look after myself. How secure a position I am in to be able to continue to manage my diabetes well going forward. Whether I could be doing…

A1C Day

“What do you think your hba1c is?” “Low 6s?” I mused, thinking about the average blood glucose levels I have been running of late. It was better than my best guess. While it definitely ‘wowed’ me, it wasn’t inc…

Accountability

After two weeks of FreeStyle Libre bliss, finger pricks feel somewhat like disorganised chaos. Test strips can often be found scattered across my desk, because I’m too lazy to aim for my pencil cup when ejecting test strips from my AccuChek Guide…

Diabetes on an Assembly Line

Direct material, direct labour, manufacturing overhead. Direct material, direct labour, manufacturing overhead. Direct material, direct labour, manufacturing overhead. If you’re not a member of the #AccountantsOfTheDOC club, the aforementioned st…

Hypo Hangover.

It was twenty minutes past ten. I knew that I would be stopping for morning tea within the next ten or twenty minutes. A scan of my Libre registered 4.6 and steady, and I gave a pre bolus for the hot cross bun that I was about to eat. By the time I was…

New Year, New Adventure.

I went back to uni a little over a month ago. It wasn’t the easiest decision to make as an adult with ‘adult’ responsibilities and a full time job, but ultimately it’s a decision that I hope will be a good investment in my future. This year I have trad…

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…