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
Writing a massive post to compensate for three months of nothing. Sorry team, life is crazy. I’m at that age now where most of my friends have graduated university/are in their final year. More than half of my friends have gone into healthcare – nursing mostly, but there are some physios, dietitians, doctors, and paramedics … More Friends as Health Care Professionals
We all know exercise is fantastic to control our blood sugars, increase insulin sensitivity etc. which is why I joined the gym in the first place. I thought that seeing money come out of my account every two weeks would motivate my stingy ass to pump some iron. I was running every second day and … More Why I’m quitting the gym
I’ve just finished Week 4 of uni. This means that I’ve spent the past 4 weeks awkwardly looking around whenever my pump goes off. “What was that noise? Haha yeah who would still have a Nokia 3310?!” (spoiler: that prehistoric beeping noise is me) Owning up to that noise isn’t as simple as saying “Oh, … More Owning Up
Dear diabetes, You didn’t think I’d be writing you this letter did you? I mean, the amount of times that I have sworn at you, yelled at you, and generally abused you is just ridiculous. If I was you, I’d be expecting a hate letter stuffed with a stink bomb instead. We’ve never had a … More A love letter (of sorts) to my diabetes
This past week I volunteered at the teenage camp for DA VIC. BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! What blew me away about this camp is the feeling of ‘normality’ it gave the kids. Throughout the entire camp diabetes was in the background, but it wasn’t shoved in their faces. It was normal to feel low, normal to … More Diabetes Camp
It’s funny, the different ways that diabetes has changed my life – mostly, in the way that I view my abilities. Pre diagnosis, I was firmly a humanities girl. I avoided the maths and science faculty of high school like the plague, up until the point where I actually had to take out my map to find a classroom … More Could my diabetes lead to a career change?