Posts in category: diagnosis
Scene of the Crime

On Christmas eve I had the unexpected opportunity to revisit the emergency room where my daughter was diagnosed with T1D.I was the patient this time, having passed out on the kitchen floor of my in-laws’ home first thing in the morning. It turns out th…

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…

My Diabetes Family

Diabetes is an incredibly isolating condition to live with. Nobody around me can see the relentless decision making, thought processes and feelings that I am left to deal with on my own. To add to that, I do most of the housework including finger prick…

Its About Time…To Raise Awareness of Diabetes!

This week, I’ve been lending my voice to Diabetes Australia’s National Diabetes Week campaign that is calling on earlier detection of both types of diabetes. It is a campaign that I am really, really proud to support. As a person living with diabetes, …