Let them in!

How do you even begin to explain to your children, what diabetes is? It’s extremely important for them to know, but how much is enough? My eldest has always been curious about my diabetes and all the technology I am so lucky to have. He has many interesting questions; “Mami, How’s does my body know…

A BS kinda day!

*BS  as in  Blood  Sugars* Unless you are a diabetic or a person who has a loved one who suffers from diabetes, you may have no idea what diabetes is all about. How constant it is and in actual fact, how life threatening it can be. It is a hard condition to manage and you…

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly!

We all know that when it comes to managing our diabetes, how essential it is to have a good doctor or consultant. During my time living with this condition, I can honestly say I’ve had less than a handful of good doctors. By “good” doctor I mean a doctor who will converse with you and…

Talk about your medicines month

This month of October marks the calendar as “Talk About Your Medicines” month. The American Recall Center invited me to talk about the medicine I use. I hope that this will help to spread further awareness for diabetes. What’s my medicine? My Medicine is Insulin. Insulin is a hormone which is produced in the pancreas….

Life’s Blessings

So let me start by apologising to my readers for being away from my blog for the past few months. A lot has happened since I last posted but i’m back and I hope to be posting more frequently. Life is amazing and can take you on so many different paths.  My life took a turn…

Let’s make it happen together!!!

1.  Push for the best results for you 2.  Stay strong 3.  Be determined to reach and keep within that normal range 4.  Do what you’re supposed to do, ie test sugars levels, eat well, take your insulin, exercise (find something active that you love and can maintain). 5.  ‘Overwhelmed‘ don’t suffer by yourself  6. …

Get creative with diabetes #3 – This is to the mum’s

  This is a shout out to us “the diabetic mums” The mum’s who live each day in constant turmoil with this ever so perplexing condition, The mum’s who carried you for nine months, Stressed about their sugars, Concerned that they may swing too low or too high, Ever so fearful for their unborn child….

Answers to test your knowledge

1. 1923 2. Leonard Thompson 3. 2007 4. Type 1 diabetes 5. decrease in blood glucose level 6. A lack of insulin, fatty acids being burnt  and the production of ketones 7. 347 million however i think this number may have increased a little. 8.  Happiness 9. 1962 by Leland Clark and Champ Lyons 10.  With diabetes bad…

Test your Diabetes knowledge!

Just a few questions to jog your memory with all things diabetes. See how many you can get! 1. When was insulin first discovered and extracted for the use in diabetic patients? 1880 1923 1946 1825 2. What was the name of the first patient treated with insulin? Thomas Smith Leonard Thompson Jonathan West James…

The curious Peanut boy

My 3 year has a very inquisitive mind and could absolutely drive you mad with the millions of questions he can come up with. He never wants to hear the straight forwards answer. He always wants the answer with detail. He loves learning about new things and is absolutely obsessed with everything from Space, to Volcano’s…