I’ve started a small project on body positivity within diabetes – you can find it here and here. Read below as to why I wanted to start it and what I’m aiming to do! Why Body Posi Betes? Body image and self-love is a struggle for all of us, but when you have diabetes? The … More Body Posi Betes
This year I’ve been hurtling through life at 100%, all guns blazing. I love being busy, but one thing has suffered, and it’s been my diabetes. My day would typically involve teaching all day, replying to DEDA emails and posts from members while doing my grocery shopping, calling a parent on the drive home … More 2017 – study, stress, and stamina.
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
There was an announcement today (yesterday? I’ve just returned from diabetes camp and after minimal sleep and maximum shenanigans, time is an illusion!) that Animas is out of business, and it hit me like a slap in the face. I felt as though the breath had been pushed out of my lungs, and my heart has … More Pumps – they’re personal
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
Guess who hadn’t had an eye test for three years because she’s scared of anything going in or near her eye?* This girl. Guess who has nightmares about waking up and going blind because her first endo told her that it was basically inevitable she’d end up on dialysis with no legs and no sight? … More Relief
I slid down against the wall, checked the train timetable, and sat back. I felt a little funny, but today had been a weird day. A small fire at uni, that had us joking in the corridor but then mildly freaking out as we realised we were stuck on the first level due to the … More Have faith in others.