T1D & FOOD
Monday, February 23, 2015
Does it make you nervous?
For me, it is all of these emotions plus much more!
See, when I was younger I never really had an issue with flying and I loved going on a plane, but it all changed after one flight a few years back.
On a 10 hour flight home, I had a really bad low about 30mins into the flight...
We all know what happens when you go low.
I was irritated, hungry, frustrated and just wanted to get off the plane (even though I knew this wouldn’t be a possibility)!
The only op...
Friday, November 28, 2014
The diamonds, the maseratis, the lavish banquets and the stress free attitude…. I wish!
This is definitely not the high life that a type 1 diabetic talks about.
We talk about the way we feel sluggish, extremely drowsy, unmotivated and wait for that
drop to happen.
There are so many questions that cannot be answered about the 'high life' that we speak of.
There are so many factors that contribute to it so next time someone leans over to a
have a sneaky look at your blood glucose level don’t let the...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
For me, World Diabetes Day (WDD) is bittersweet. The whole day is an emotional roller
coaster, as the 14th of November also happens to be the date I was diagnosed with type 1,
11 years ago. I am not too big on anniversaries and I don’t even remember my personal
relationship anniversary but the 14th of November will never be forgotten.
WDD for me can be an empowering day as not only do I feel and see the support from
those who surround me everyday I feel it from many others. The strength that I ga...
Monday, October 20, 2014
A few weeks ago I trialled the Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM).
The CGM is a way to measure glucose levels in real-time throughout the day and night.
Although they do say it is “real time” there is up to a 15 minute delay as it is measuring the
glucose in your institutal fluid not your blood.
A tiny electrode called a glucose sensor is inserted under the skin and it is connected to
a transmitter that sends the information via wireless radio frequency to your pump.
I'll be honest with you and...
Monday, September 29, 2014
It’s that time of the year where we are transitioning from winter to spring and for me it
always seems to be the most vulnerable time.
You should probably know that I have a pretty low immune system so when I say I have
picked up a bug or something, it really isn’t that unusual for me. It usually passes and
doesn’t affect me too much but this last weekend was a different story.
Living with T1D you always need to be thinking ahead and be on top of things but when
you feel like you’re fighting a batt...
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Sometimes living with type 1 feels like you are living through lenses.
You see things differently, you think about things differently and you notice the stuff that
some might not. Pain is felt in a way that is difficult to describe. At times I feel like I need to
watch how I try to describe it to others. It might be my emotional nature but I find that
being exposed to larger issues and potential life threatening situations makes you see
things either in a darker or lighter way.
Through my experie...
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