I am qualified as an electronic engineer. I have in the past done software engineering, project management and sales. In my spare time, I am a climber, a baker and a dressmaker. Before I had diabetes, I had many hats. I feel diabetes has added more headgear to my hat cupboard. There’s the nursing hat…

Thankfully, I experienced no diabetes complications during my recent surgery. I believe this is greatly due to preparation and communication. So, I wanted to share my tips for a successful operation with an insulin pump. Tell everyone you have an insulin pump There are lots of options for listing current medicines and those doses (which…

Maybe it’s because I was diagnosed in my 30s so my parents never managed my diabetes. Maybe it’s because I arrogantly think I know best or maybe it’s because I’m a control freak. Whatever the reason, I like to control my own diabetes. When my recent surgery was first discussed, I mentioned my Type 1. The…

Over the last year I have been experiencing some discomfort which has become downright painful on a number of occasions. Unfortunately,  it has become so painful that I have experienced a couple of trips in an ambulance and some morphine. My local Accident and Emergency unit has been fantastic – busy but friendly and professional.…

I was away from home for two weeks over Christmas: it was a combination of visiting family (mine and my partner’s) as well as a bit of a winter holiday. Half a week after locking up the house and turning down the heating, I received a message from my boiler telling me that it was losing…