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Victoza and Me, for Better Type 1 Diabetes Management and Weight Loss

  In the early days of my Diabetes journey i was on victoza. An injection that made me extremely Nauseous most of the time, It did …

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Do you remember your very first instruction about injecting insulin ?

Does injection technique make a difference to your diabetes day to day management? Do you remember your very first instruction about injecting insulin? did it …

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Sure what’s the harm with a little Lipo

We all develop some bad habits, we have our favorite or handy injection sites and we tend to stick with them. Sometimes it depends on …

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A Brief Summary of Our Interactive Workshop With BD

Injection technique and the rights and wrongs of injecting insulin can be something many of us don’t hear much about in clinic, so over the coming …

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Why Hide Your Tech …..

In July I received a pm to our Facebook page from Forward Design. They make a band to hold your sensor secure on your arm, price is …

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Positively  Pumping    

Positively  Pumping All too often in we hear the problems of pumping insulin rather than injecting it, well this is a Positive pumping post 🤗   …

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The Importance Of Advocacy and Support Within our Diabetes Community 

   The Importance Of Advocacy and Support Within our Diabetes Community    During  this summer  there have been some reasons why I have taken some …

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Diabetes-Fashion

Catching up with Diabetes fashion, – Wearing it on the arm ….. “sure it’s a thing now”

Since starting on my insulin pump (the Medtronic 640g) a year and a half ago Iv wore it in many ways, hanging on my bra, …

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Rising From The Ashes, with #Type1 #Diabetes

I wrote this for a friend who was only newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and she was struggling.   When she explained to me …

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Getting High with Coffee and #Type1Diabetes

Getting High with Coffee and #Type1Diabetes

Back in the early days of living with Type 1 i was always baffled by the fact that when I woke my blood glucose would be 5-6 but an hour after my morning cup of coffee my blood glucose would have risen to anything between 10 and 13 and that’s without food.

My morning coffee is like my “On” switch and without it very little happens. It’s my function button, fuel for my daily journey.

Once I realised my dilemma and pinpointing what was happening I made some adjustments to my diabetes management. Now if your thinking I gave up coffee you’d be sadly mistaken, that would have resulted in either becoming a hermit or becoming people intolerant when I’m out.

My trick…….

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