Posts in category: peer support
Championing the Consumer Voice

http://azteenmagazine.com/essays.php?article=779 I walked away from the Australasian Diabetes Congress feeling that consumers had an even bigger impact than last year. This was my second year attending the joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the Australian Dia…

Day 3 at the Australasian Diabetes Congress

http://oceanadesigns.net/images/granite/columbo-juparana/columbo-juparana.jpg Day 3 at the Australasian Diabetes Congress kicked off today with breakfast at the Adelaide Central Markets. I was absolutely flattered that Renza sacrificed participating in the 6.45am Novo Nordisk Fun Run to join myself, Ashley and Bionic Wookiee Dav…

Remembering My ‘Why.’

http://summeronwinterlane.com/five-tips-to-help-you-stick-to-your-fitness-goals/ I often marvel at just how much I’ve gained from being a part of the diabetes community. From talking to people connected to diabetes, to being my own advocate in my diabetes care, raising my voice, asking questions, attending local diabetes events and…

Tribe Vibes.

Walking into the Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre on Thursday night, I was expecting to see a bunch of 20 to 30 year olds gathered for the Community Forum. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only did I see young adults, but there were also teen…

Overflowing.

Being diagnosed with diabetes as a young adult came with its own, unique set of challenges. I had lived a ‘normal’ life for 17 years, and then all of a sudden I had this new condition that I had to find a place for in my life. Nobody around me knew tha…

Review: Yoga For Diabetes By Rachel Zinman

I recently had the pleasure of reconnecting with fellow diabetes blogger, yoga instructor, friend, and now author Rachel Zinman in Sydney this May. Rachel and I first connected back in 2015 during our first Diabetes Blog Week, and I’ve since ended up w…

Diabetes Blogging 101.

When I started writing here three and a half years ago, it was honestly more of a creative outlet to flex my Marketing and PR muscles. Diabetes sounded like something that I should write about, but I never, ever imagined that actual people with diabete…

Eight.

It’s hard to remember a life that didn’t revolve around constant pricks of the finger. Days where I could eat whatever I wanted without thinking about the carb counts and insulin injections are all but a distant memory. Simply being able to do whatever…