Browsing Tag

bg

Tweet Share The physical effects of diabetes are generally well known, but the psychological impacts are a lot less obvious to those without first-hand experience of the condition.  I think over the past few years, there’s been a growing recognition that people with diabetes need support in all aspects of life – physical and emotional.…

Tweet Share Last time, Helen told us she was going to count down a list of 10 things that if she could, she’d alter about her life as a young diabetic and see if others agreed. You can catch up with her “Number 10“, and carry on reading, this time about going to clinic… “Number…

Tweet Share On January 20th 2012, D-Day came and went without being marked for the first time in eight years. Perhaps it was because diabetes is so much part of my life now that it no longer seemed necessary to notice the day I was diagnosed. Or perhaps it was because, with my new job,…

Tweet Share Here’s a conspiracy theory to chill the hearts of people whose lives are touched by Type 1 diabetes. What if blood glucose testing strips are an alien race of tiny cyborgs that hide in the paraphernalia of diabetic people with a view to colonising earth? Think about it. Don’t you find they get…

Tweet Share It’s 10.30pm, and I’m on my way to bed. I’m starting to feel really knackered, but I’ve got to keep it together for a bit longer because it’s time to test Tom’s and Joe’s blood sugars to make sure they’re not having a hypo or going into the night with skyrocketing hyperglycaemia. Problem:…

Tweet Share I enjoy stretching my body and mind beyond its comfort zone: I enjoy a bit of mental and physical stimulation. That is probably why I enjoy climbing. However, I am a coward: I only like to climb in an environment where I feel reasonably safe. I trust my equipment and I trust my…