No strips and expired strips!

As a T1D I know how important it is to have blood glucose strips which aren’t out of date, an expired strip could potentially give me the wrong blood glucose reading. Let’s face it that number that appears on the meter is so important, because as a diabetic I live by the numbers which appear…

#Wordless Wednesday #2

Orange Lucozade is following me all over the place today!! It’s all my fault because, if I see a good deal at the supermarket I then go and buy more orange Lucozade hahaha! When I have a hypo it becomes just as important as my pump and insulin.

The beeping D ……

As you may know I recently started a sensor trial, which started off really well. I got my sensor fitted everything was running smoothly until I decided I was going to go to the supermarket. First supermarket trip The moment, I stepped into the supermarket doors. BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP! (Anti-theft alarm) Of course I…

Omipod or stick with the Vibe??

The other day, I found out that my warranty on my Animas Vibe had actually ended and it was just a continuation of my previous pump (Animas 20/20). So essentially I have been walking around without any warranty for the past 3 months. WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAT! Anyway! I’ve been given the option of either getting a brand…

Cyborg for a month or perhaps longer :/

As a lot of my readers may know I’m from the UK. As a type 1 diabetic living in the UK all my diabetes care and expenses are paid for by the NHS (National Health Service). This means that all my diabetes equipment, my insulin pump, my test strips, my blood glucose machines and even…

Diabetic Mathematics! Mathebetics….

I really and truly hated maths when I was in school, it’s quiet ironic that now my life revolves around numbers, equations and ratio’s. Initially my understanding of diabetes and numbers was zero. Insulin units, bolus, what?? I was totally clueless… As the years have gone by I’ve developed a much better appreciation for these…

What is it about coffee?

Coffee  커피  قهوة  café Kaffee コー​​ヒー Is coffee good or bad for diabetes? Hmmm!! This is a question I‘ve been asking myself ever since my blood glucose levels (BGL) started to wreak havoc. As a child coffee was always painted in such poor light. It was something I was never allowed to have. I was told…

The insert that bled

Don’t you just hate it when it’s time to change your insert (pump insert), you find the perfect site and in goes the insert. Only to find that your perfect site isn’t so perfect after all. It aches with every move you make. It’s impossible to sleep on and it’s just so uncomfortable. This is the…

Work your sites

By sites I mean, injection and insulin pump sites. The site, where a needle must pierce the skin to allow insulin to be delivered into the body. As a type 1 diabetic, this is something which can’t be avoided. Whether you’re using an insulin pump or injecting, it’s really important that you rotate the sites…