Things I thought I’d have to do in French regarding diabetes: Ask the pharmacist for supplies Talk to the doctor Explain what it is to my host kids …that’s it What I have actually done: Argued with the doctor over my ‘obesity’ and my refusal to go on a diet. Argued with the hospital over … More Talkin’ about “diabète”
Low-carbing is great, except when it’s not. Hear me out. There have been more and more articles, observations, and studies about low-carb and it’s impact on diabetes management filtering through my social media lately. They show the incredible advantages of going low carb (see here for an easy-to-read NY Times article, and here for a study from … More Low-carb, no carb, whatever-works-carb
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.
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
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