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Enlite CGM Sensor Holder

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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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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Who is Davina Lyon​ – A little insight into me​.

Who is Davina Lyon​ – A little insight into me​. I am first & foremost a family person,​ a mother, ​a ​Grandmother, ​and​ a mother in …

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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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What Happens When We Just Cant “Do” Diabetes Anymore ?

  What Happens When We Just Cant “Do” Diabetes Anymore ? I’m writing this for those who think blood glucose in double figures is alright. …

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Every now and then, there’s a “Light Bulb Moment” That moment when everything looks a little clearer …….

Every now and then, there’s a “Light Bulb Moment”  That moment when everything looks a little clearer …….   My first lightbulb moment after being …

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Bedtime and That Horror Moment of Injecting NovoRapid instead of Lantus

Bedtime and That Horror Moment of Injecting NovoRapid instead of Lantus Picture this. I’m in the dressing gown having a neighbour hood watch conversation with …

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“Drunk without the Alcohol” by a #T1D

#DiabetesBlog #Hypoglycemia #DeGlucofied How does it feel ? “Drunk without the Alcohol” by a #T1D Sugar is not the cause of #Diabetes. Without sugar people …

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