It’s all Diabetes at the end of the day!

Feel free to add to the list. Just remember friend’s, stay determined, be positive and don’t let diabetes stop you from being able to do the things you want to do. Yes, it’s a challenge, but you are more than capable of overcoming it. Struggle through it and you’ll soon discover how much stronger you…

Are children not getting the recommended diabetes checks?

When I was a child, I remember having several check-ups every time I’d attend my diabetes appointments. After my diagnosis my check-ups were every 3 months and then it became every 6 months. These checks covered everything from, cholesterol testing, blood tests, feet check-up. Both of these tests would also be checked at my GP…

D related disappointment!

On Saturday, I had a routine eye check at the Eye hospital. As a type 1 diabetic having regular eye tests and making sure your eyes are in tip top shape is the best way to avoid any complications which might occur. Side note: I never miss an appointment I usually have my eyes checked every…

Avoid retinopathy

Let’s prevent retinopathy How can we avoid these complications? Here are some of the steps I try my best to take to avoid complications. 1.      BLOOD SUGARS, BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS, BLOOD SUGARS. Get them as tight as possible. Stay within the target levels.I can’t stress how important this is. I try to test my BGL…

Don’t complicate it! Part 1

AVOID, AVOID, AVOID!!!!! This is what I think when I see, or hear  “diabetic complications“. One of the reasons why I stress the importance of having good blood glucose levels and HbA1c control, is to avoid complications caused by diabetes. These complications can affect the eyes, the nerves, the kidneys, muscles and the heart. This…