Carbs & Cals have a new Salad book

Cook book: Carbs & Cals Salads by Chris Cheyette & Yello Balolia Overview: Carb counting is so important for us (diabetics) as we must constantly be vigilant of what we are putting into our bodies. I’ve been a huge fan of Carbs and Cals and have been using their app for many years now. I…

Finding your comfort

Comfort between you and the needle Administering insulin, whether that be by injecting or by bolus through an insulin pump, is just another one of the thing we (diabetics) need to do on a day to day to keep on surviving. Taking that first injection is such a huge step. It is the moment that…

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…

Diabetes Blog Week 2016 – Tips and Tricks

  Since today Is the final day of the #DBlogWeek, I wanted to share some of the tips and tricks I use to not only keep my diabetes in check but  to keep going. Positivity Tips and Tricks Try, try, try and try again to do the best that you can do for yourself. You…

Diabetes Blog Weeek 2016 – The Healthcare Experience

  I’ve been very fortunate to have had very good healthcare, throughout my time with diabetes.  I first attended Saint Mary’s Children’s Hospital for my diabetes care, after my diagnosis, until I was 18 years old (and considered an adult).  I then began to attend The Manchester Diabetes Clinic, which was a very difficult transition…

Diabetes Blog Week 2016 – Language and Diabetes

  When it comes to chronic illnesses such as diabetes, many will actively campaign for the use of words that don’t give individuals labels such as ‘diabetic’ or ‘person with diabetes’. They strive to use more inclusive language when referring to people with diabetes. For them, words like ‘diabetic’ or ‘person with diabetes’ becomes quite…

Diabetes Blog Week 2016 – The other half of diabetes

  I could never have dreamt that living with diabetes would be such a challenging prospect to contend with. Mentally and emotionally, it is one of the most demanding and turbulent things I’ve ever had to deal with. It has stretched me beyond belief and it doesn’t give me the option to just check out….

Testing your day time basal rate

Sometimes it becomes necessary for you to be able to tweak your basal rates. During times where you maybe more active, during periods of stress and for the girls during that time of the month, you may be more prone to either lower or higher BG levels and this of course requires some adjustments in…

Guest Post: Introducing Dr Joan St John

I’d like to introduce Dr Joan St John. She is a GP / Diabetes Specialist. She is the lead for diabetes in a practice in Brent, UK. Dr Joan also has a crucial role working with Diabetes UK as a Clinical Champion. As a GP, I have been interested in Diabetes for many years and…

Diabetes won’t hold me back: Part 1- Atlas Mountain trek

Having diabetes doesn’t have to hold you back from doing the things you want to do. Diabetes is a part of my life but it isn’t my whole life. I have never let it stop me from achieving the things I’ve wanted to do. It’s all about being able to adapt whilst getting it to…