About Me

Hi!image My name is Amina, I’m a diabetes blogger and a type 1 diabetic who begun this blogging journey to share my experiences with the condition.

I live in Manchester, United Kingdom. I am not a medical professional. However since my diagnosis 23 years ago I’ve been determined to learn as much as I can about my condition. I graduated with honours in Biomedical Sciences, I’ve worked in several types of research laboratories, also as a Healthcare Assistant and I am passionate about becoming a Physician Associate.

I enjoy drawing, traveling, discovering new foods and places.  I love learning new languages. Currently I’m learning Korean and I’m totally obsessed with Korean dramas.

I’m always active, whether I’m busy chasing my children around, doing my everyday mummy duties, working  or just working out.  I enjoy Yoga, Pilates, swimming and use the gym occasionally. I’ve learnt that being active, eating right and close monitoring of my sugars plays a major part to being able to keep my diabetes under control.

My blog is a way for me to raise more awareness for diabetes. I want to be able to share my experiences as a type 1 diabetic, as a working mother with diabetes, the frustrations I’ve had, the highs and lows, eating healthy and working out, current research and just day-to-day living with this testing condition. I also want to connect with others who are living with their diabetes, struggling with their diabetes, people who maybe have no knowledge of what diabetes is. Also maybe I can learn more from other about my condition and things which may help me now and in the future to better my relationship with diabetes.

Thank you for visiting my blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment on my posts. Or if you’d  prefer you can also contact me via email @sugarhighsugarlow83@hotmail.com

You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

I am not a doctor. I am not a certified diabetes educator. I have no medical degree. Nothing on this site should be taken as medical advice. This is my experience with diabetes.

Thank you

Amina xx


11 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Moji

    Hi Amina!

    It’s so nice to see your blog. I was recently diagnosed (at 30) and I’m also a biomedical scientist (postdoc) suddenly so interested in T1DM and a mother 🙂

    Keep up the good work!
    Very inspiring!

    Moji Musa


  2. Hi Amina! My name is Delaney, I am 15 years old, and I am a Type One Diabetic as well! Your blog is really cool, I am glad to have found it! I also have a blog, I use it to give support and info to children with diabetes. The URL is http://www.thebetesblog.com and it is through WordPress, so feel free to check it out and maybe even follow me! Thanks!


    1. Hi Delaney it’s really nice to connect with you. I’m so glad you like my blog. I just followed you and I’m heading over right now to check your blog out. I hope that we can share and learn from each others experiences with the D. How long have you had diabetes? Thank you for stopping by xx


      1. I have a fairly new diagnosis, I was diagnosed about two years ago. I also wanted to say that I also really love science! I want to be a pediatric endocrinologist in the future, so I am working towards that.


      2. Oh really! I love science a bit too much hahahaa. Wow that would be a great profession to go into. You can do it girl.! If your mind is right and you work hard you will be successful. How are you finding the D? Do you wear a pump? Sensor? Injection? I’ve been a pump user now for the past 4 years and Im doing a trial run with the sensor.


      3. Diabetes for me has just been another obstacle to overcome. I had a lot of health issues when I was very young, so I guess that that prepared me for dealing with the D. It is a pain, but as you know, you can’t afford to loosen the reins or let it defeat you. I am currently still on the shots. I take small amounts of insulin, and for me to be on the pump my insulin would have to be diluted. But that costs a lot more money, so I’m saying no to that for now.


      4. I love your attitude towards the D. I feel exactly the same way about it. Yes I’ve had my challenges with it but I’m patient with it and I try my best to stay positive about it. You definitely have to keep a tight rein on it. Are you state side? I’m in the UK


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