MIA, Diabetes and life

Hi guys It’s been a while since I last wrote a post. I’ve totally been MIA lately due to a lot of different things happening in my life at the moment, some things are D related and others are just the usual day to day life occurrences.  Anyway maybe we’ll get into that at another…

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…

Get creative with Diabetes

Since, I didn’t get a chance to join in on the Diabetes blog week. I wanted to post this creative piece, which I had already prepared a while ago. The moment I realised, The Bond Where would I be, without my insulin pump? My constant supply, my night and day. My everything, my all, 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…

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…

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

What is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 diabetes occurs due to a lack of the hormone Insulin in the body (Insulin is  produced in the pancreas). When food is ingested this lack of Insulin causes blood glucose levels to rise as the glucose builds up in the blood stream. ©Clearly Health Being diagnosed with type…

My Diabetes……

How it all started At the age of 11, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The symptoms were very subtle to start with. Sheer exhaustion was the first to hit me. My mother began to question ”why was I always tired?” I went to the doctors and was told I was anaemic and needed…