Posts in category: type 1
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On this day 23 years ago my mum woke me up and asked me to aim my first wee of the day into an empty pickled onion jar, setting the tone for my undignified life with type 1 diabetes. We walked into the doctor’s surgery that morning, jar nestled casuall…

VIDEO: The Sugar Fix #6

Life with type 1 diabetes doesn’t ever stop, but sometimes life gets in the way of being you able to gabble on into a camera about your type 1 diabetes… So, VERY sorry for the silence but the Sugar Fix has returned! Her’s the latest m…

Via Insta: Not Today

Type 1 diabetes, you got me good today – for some reason and for no particular reason at all. My mind and body are so strong right now, but a rough night of hypos and rebounds saw me wake up with a stubbornly high blood glucose which I grappled w…

VIDEO: The Sugar Fix #4

It’s that time again! A monthly check in around all things type 1 diabetes and life. December is a big one isn’t it? Full of all the things… not least trying to ride that blood sugar rollercoaster (or should that be sleigh?!) through …

VIDEO: A Bad Night of Blood Sugars While Travelling

A rough night with type 1 diabetes while travelling – ouchie. Feeling a little groggy and sorry for myself the next morning, I decided to pick up the camera to chat through what had happened as I went exploring around beautiful Sydney. A little i…

VIDEO: The Sugar Fix #3

Managing type 1 diabetes and travel. And time zones. And heat. And funky sleep patterns. And high pressure environments. Apologies for the delay… time flies when you’re in AUSTRALIA!!! A pretty different kind of month this month, which prov…

VIDEO: The Sugar Fix #2

Here we go again… it’s time for the second ever monthly check in around all things type 1 diabetes and life. Hooray for consistency! Although let’s not get ahead of ourselves, we’re only on month two… if you missed the fir…

VIDEO: Type 1 Diabetes Diet?

Managing mealtimes with type 1 diabetes requires a lot of thought, but in spite of this food is something I really (REALLY) love – eating out defines a lot of my relationships and some of my best memories are around friends and food. In short, I&…

Mind Over Matter – The Emotional Impact of Living With Type 1 Diabetes

It seems appropriate on #WorldMentalHealthDay to have a little chat about standing up in front of a room full of clinicians to discuss the psychological impact of living with type 1. Slightly surreal for a Tuesday morning sure, but I’m pleased to repor…

VIDEO: Diabetes Debrief #1

Hello dears! Giving something new a try here – a very informal natter about the things that have been occupying my brain lately when it comes to living with and managing type 1 diabetes because WOAH NELLY this thing loves to get into your head so…