What does Ramadan mean to a Type 1 diabetic?

Monday 6th of June, marked the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan, which is observed during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During this month, Muslim’s fast from sunrise until sunset, when they are without food and without water.   So what does Ramadan mean for Muslim diabetics? What does that mean to…

Listen to your body

Something I realised after my diagnosis was, I had to really start to listen to my body and try my best to understand what was happening to me. The body is a complex system which does everything from help you move your arms, fight infections and even process the food we eat on a daily…

HyPoS

Hypo’s can be very unpredictable and can affect everyone in different ways. Here are a few of the hypos i’ve experienced. Stuck: My train of thought just remains paused on the last thing I was doing, the last thing I was thinking about or the last thing I was talking about. I find multiple ways…

#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 invisible Diabetes

When I first meet someone, I don’t introduce myself as, the type 1 diabetic, who has an insulin pump and pricks her fingers between six to eight times a day. To look at me, you’d just see Amina. The girl, who stands at 5ft 6 and 1/2 inches tall. The girl, from the northwest, with…

My first hypo!

Let’s face it you can never really be ready for that first “hypo”. “What was to come?” Although I’d read about the symptoms, I could never have imagined the way it would affect me. I wasn’t really prepared for the feelings I was going to experience. The most frightening thing about it all was that…