About Me

I’m Georgie, an Australian woman in her twenties, who loves the cold weather, is addicted to brunch, and has Type 1 diabetes.

My pancreas decided to become lazy in March 2010, and since then I’ve been doing its job! At first with multiple daily injections, and then with an Animas insulin pump in 2012. I started this blog to continue engaging with the DOC (diabetes online community) after discovering a whole support network on Twitter. Sometimes what I have to say can’t be said in 140 characters or less!

Diabetes has brought incredible people and experiences into my life, but there is more to me than a lazy pancreas.

I have a great family and absolutely amazing friends, who are incredibly supportive and love me for the dork that I am. I’m a huge nerd – I love a good debate about anything, love to learn, and have a genuine addiction to buying books (don’t ever try to make me leave a bookstore). I’m a high school French and English teacher, and I absolutely love my job – it’s different, challenging, and hilarious every single day. I like to advocate and work with diabetes organisations, and I volunteer on diabetes camps, which are basically the best thing ever – who knew you could be that exhausted but that happy at the same time?

I love being out with friends and eating amazing food, and living in Melbourne means you can do that a lot! Travelling is a huge passion – I’ve lived in New Zealand, France, Italy, and England, and backpacked around Europe like most 20 something Australians. Next aim is North and South America (after I learn some Spanish). I LOVE to write, and I weirdly adore public speaking. I’m also very stubborn, petrified of insects, addicted to trashy TV, and I honestly don’t realise how loud my voice is 99% of the time. If you hear someone squealing, bets are that it’s probably me. I also have a bit of a potty mouth – apologies in advance if you don’t like swearing, I am probably not for you!

I am so blessed, and my diabetes is just one aspect to a life that is pretty great!



9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. So glad you started a blog! I’m at the other end … just started one too – to help me plug on through looking after my little girl with Type 1. And as you said, my life, and hers, is about so much more than diabetes so I only write about it sometimes, to keep perspective. Look forward to reading more!

  2. Just wanted to say that I think your blog is great. I’ve had diabetes for 6 years and lately it’s been making me feel like crap and, among other things, I haven’t been doing my bloods regularly because I know they’re going to be high so I think what’s the point. I haven’t really spoken to others with T1, but your blog has made me realise that I’m not the only diabetic feeling this way and has also made me want to get a better control of it all again. So, in short, thanks. 🙂

  3. Hi, so glad you started this blog! 🙂
    My wife lives with type 1 and has an insulin pump so our lives are never boring!!
    I will look forwards to joining you on your journey and hopefully learn lots of new ideas etc.
    God bless. 🙂

  4. Hi

    First blog I read which is well written. Me, a survivor, 64, from a major heart attack 8 years ago with six bye pass /cabg and under insulin for type 2 DM, and other medication for BP, Cholesterol, blood thinning etc.

    lows and highs in sugar mere nuisance but managed to remain upbeat and enjoy life with extensive travels including your country and rest of the world. lots of reading, binging like you on netflix, amazon prime on good series like parks and recreation, wire, breaking bad, sopranos,OZ, GOT and so on also lots of music on spotify and photography also interest me. very large collection dvdsi interact with few people who struggle with DM. But in India, in spite of its prevalence, there is no support group and people do not like discussing their problems on health front. DM has been part of my daily existence for almost 40 years and i know how to respect it as well. I guess i will read your blog time to time in days ahead. keep up your good work thru this blog. all the best. cheers. Kumar

    From Bangalore

    in facebook you can look me up sathencheri asthagiri kumar

  5. Yes us diabeters are blessed nobody knows how good we take care of ouselves and you know Who takes care of us too.
    Nice meeting you over this blog .

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