Some of you may or may not have noticed that for the last year I have been a little MIA from the online world. Although part of me feels like apologizing, part of me isn’t sorry at all.
The last 12 months has been tumultuous to say the least. I have had the highest of highs and lowest of lows. It has been the most challenging year personally that was forced me to reassess my goals, test my patience and who I thought I was compared to who I am. This might sound extreme but it is the honest truth....
A fortnight ago I was invited to attend the Diabetes Exchange (DX) program hosted by Abbott Diabetes Care in Sydney. The global DX initiative brings together bloggers to talk about all things diabetes and/or not! The DX2Sydney event brought a group from around Australia in one room for a few days.
I was extremely excited about this event, as its focus was on technology and more specifically the FreeStyle Libre – which I have been eagerly waiting for.
The Australian Government has recently announced changes to the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS) which will be effective from the 1st of July.
What does this mean for us?
We will not be able to purchase supplies from our Diabetes Australia State diabetes organisations shops including ordering them online! (Yes, this means that I can no longer go to Diabetes NSW for my products). From my understanding, diabetics will only be able to p...
That feeling when you leave your Endocrinologist appointment feeling proud…..
I don’t often feel ‘proud’ of my management with diabetes and I have struggled a bit the last five or so years with getting my HbA1c down but this week I am feeling good about myself.
As mentioned in a previous blog post, since being diagnosed I have had a fear of going to the doctors. I often work myself up to a panic and worry that my numbers are just not good enough despite how much I’m trying (or not)!
It has been a week of nerves, excitement and change. I have never been a afraid of change but when starting a new job, there is one concern….to tell or not to tell?
I am lucky to have started a role in an environment where you can say it is ‘accepted’ but there have been previous roles that I have been in where I have hidden my diabetes from those who I worked with.
I wouldn’t say that I am ashamed, not at all, but I never really knew how someone else would respond when you tell them.
I am not talking about the public or private healthcare system here – I thought I would pose a different debate...
Do you inject publically where others may see you or do you remove yourself from a social setting to take your injection?
I understand pump management is different and with all the various components needed for a set change you’re more likely than not going to do it privately, but for those on MDI’s, what is your meal time injection etiquette?
When three months pass so quickly and you realise that your Endocrinologist appointment is the following week…..(Insert minor panic attack).
I have often wondered why I seek ‘validation’ from my Endo and completely freak out for my 15-20min appointment, but no matter what the outcome is or the conversation that I have with him is about, I know it will always work out to be less stressful than I build it up to be.
Ever since I can remember, for the few days before my appointment I become restl...
Last week was truly one of the hardest weeks that I have had in a very long time both on a physical and emotional level.
As I tried to explain to those around me, being stressed, run down and having a sore throat is something that I can deal with and overcome, although, the way that these circumstances affect your sugar levels is the challenging part.
You really don’t know what to expect or how your body will respond when you are unwell. I truly felt like I hit rock bottom last week and if it was...