Diabetes distance

  It’s taken moving halfway across the world to realise that I’m still not 100% comfortable with talking about my diabetes. At home, I’ll take out my pump or meter anywhere, and happily explain what it is to anyone that asks  – but here? I find myself being super subtle about it, and only saying … More Diabetes distance

DEDA minisode

On Sunday I did a short live minisode with Beta Change about diabetes and eating disorders. Although my internet connection was terrible (get ready to watch my face constantly freeze in unflattering positions) I think there is a quite a good overview in this video of the basics of what Lisa, Zo, and I do within … More DEDA minisode

Diabetes and feminism – yes, it’s a thing

The International Diabetes Federation is running a “Women and Diabetes” campaign this year, and there’s been some rumblings on social media. “I feel so left out” “How many BOYS has this condition” “It reinforce stereotypes of females as the only ones who should/do provide care” “Any theme that appears to negate a particular group’s experience … More Diabetes and feminism – yes, it’s a thing

It’s about time

It’s about time I told you my diagnosis story. This isn’t coming out of the blue – National Diabetes Week is this week, and for the first time there is a part of the campaign exclusively focused on type 1 diabetes, and knowing the early signs of type 1. Their hashtags (well played Diabetes Australia, … More It’s about time