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19 Lessons from 19 Years of Type 1 Diabetes

First of all, hello everyone! Thank you for bearing with me in my silence, I have not been in a great headspace and every time I open my laptop, nothing comes to mind. Its all part of the journey I suppose. Life has been very busy at the minute, myself and partner are getting marriedContinue reading “19 Lessons from 19 Years of Type 1 Diabetes”

Is the Dexcom G7 Worth it?

25/07/2022 Hello everyone! I cannot believe I am writing this right now! Definitely a pinch me moment as this kind of stuff does not happen for me! But at the start of July 2022, I applied to Dexcom’s G7 Early Access to trial it out and be one of the first in the world toContinue reading “Is the Dexcom G7 Worth it?”

Recent Trip Away

Hello everyone! Apologies for not posting for a couple of weeks particularly without warning. I have had a couple of weeks of working nights and then I have been away on holiday so haven’t got round to writing any more posts! I thought this post could be about my holiday and the awful hypo IContinue reading “Recent Trip Away”

Working Nights and Managing My Type 1 Diabetes

On the week commencing 29/08/2022 I have had a week away working night shifts. I know anyway that my blood sugars struggle with this so have only agreed to conduct 3 nights worth as any more I know my ketones will start to build and the risk of hospitalisation is too high. At the endContinue reading “Working Nights and Managing My Type 1 Diabetes”

Tiredness and Diabetes

Chronic tiredness, fatigue, whatever you want to call it, causes difficulties with our blood sugar. As we all know type 1 diabetes is so different in every single person, and due to the 42+ factors that impact our blood sugars, each person with diabetes suffer in different ways. When experiencing fatigue or chronic tiredness, youContinue reading “Tiredness and Diabetes”

Tips for Managing Diabetes in Warm Weather

I know I am very late to this party regarding management of diabetes and this heat! But thought I’d jump on the wagon all the same. Heat affects every single diabetic differently as well as the type of heat and the degree of it. For some, the heat will cause the insulin to become moreContinue reading “Tips for Managing Diabetes in Warm Weather”

Big Life Update From Me

Hey everyone, I thought I’d provide a life update as lots of things have changed within the past 6 months! So, if I begin from January 2022, I received my full-time job offer to become an Assistant Ecologist to start in March 2022. Wow, I couldn’t believe it, I was so utterly over the moonContinue reading “Big Life Update From Me”

Why I have Switched Back onto My Insulin Pump

I just want to say that I haven’t made this decision lightly, to some it may seem that way, but it has definitely been playing in the back of mind for a long while now. As you know if you have read my earlier blog posts, I have been suffering with diabetes burnout for aContinue reading “Why I have Switched Back onto My Insulin Pump”

Lets Talk About Diabetes

With Diabetes Awareness Week starting today (13th June to the 19th June 2022), I thought this weeks blog post would be talking about diabetes. Yes, diabetes is being talked about a little bit more for example with funding in the UK, every diabetic now has access to a CGM of some description. For more informationContinue reading “Lets Talk About Diabetes”


We have recently been stuck on the M25 for hours which always provokes thoughts. I was sat thinking about the last time I ended up in hospital due to DKA or diabetes related issues. For me that was around 4 years ago, ketones of 7.6 and very poorly. That experience was one to shake meContinue reading “Diabetes”