Diabetes is a complex beast. There’s a whole heap of complicated things interacting with one another. It behaves differently if we’ve had a crappy night’s sleep, if the weather’s hot or cold, if we’re feeling under the weather, if we’re rushed off our feet, if we’re having a rest, and on and on and on.… Read More Working the Fundamentals
As most readers will know, I have both a personal and professional interest in Type 1 Diabetes. Alongside living with it, I’m also a medical student, so I have the privilege of seeing a lot of stuff on both sides of the discussion. None of this is medical advice – if you are worried about… Read More Solemates – Diabetes and your Feet
Today marks the first day of Diabetes Week 2016, and so I thought rather I’d write a blog post – the blog has been quiet over the last few months as I’ve been busy trying to get through a tough year of medical school and Clare has been finishing her nursing studies. I’d like to… Read More Diabetes & Me: a winning combination
TW- SH March 1st marked Self Injury Awareness Day worldwide. Diabetes is a difficult disease to live with that affects us emotionally and psychologically as much as it does physically. I’ve written before about the link between diabetes and mental health (particularly depression and anxiety), and Clare has written about burnout in diabetes but this… Read More To the point.
This is not a typical Diabetic Shambles post. This one’s quite carefully thought through about an important issue that should be really important to all of us PWD. Structured Education. These are programmes that take us away from our day to day life and give us the time and space to think about our diabetes… Read More Structured eDucation: Making the choice easier
As a person in the know about diabetes, both personally and professionally, I still find it quite hard to define diabetes burnout. It may be that it differs from person to person. Most likely it is that the way it manifests itself depends on what sort of person you are. Diabetes.co.uk characterises it as the ‘state of… Read More Burnout
This post is slightly unusual – it’s not about how we as people with diabetes might do things, it’s about how our health care professionals do things. I’ve written in a couple of previous posts about the feelings of guilt and shame that can often feature in people with diabetes – and this post is… Read More Diabetes and the C-Word