As some of you might know, I recently finished medical school, and in a few short days, I will be an actual, factual, working junior doctor. This is a journey I’m not sure I would have embarked upon if I hadn’t been diagnosed with Type 1 almost ten years back. There are loads of us… Read More Becoming a D-doctor
Being the Shambles that I am, I did the sex blog before the dating blog. But we got here eventually, so here’s a few words about what it’s like to date as a young shambles with type 1. I was diagnosed aged 13, so all of my dating has been done in the context of… Read More When the D-word is ‘Dating’
[TW: food issues, eating disorders] Food and diabetes are topics that are so closely linked. Diabetes is a disease of how we process our food, and it means we have to think more carefully about it a lot (all) of the time. This can be difficult. This post isn’t about diabulimia, which is a huge… Read More Diabetes & Food. Relationship Status: It’s Complicated.
This post is a guest blog, by an anonymous T1. They wanted to share their experiences of using recreational drugs with Type 1 Diabetes – but we agreed to keep their identity a secret because while lots of people do this, it’s still illegal and can repercussions in the workplace. For general information on drugs… Read More The Diabetic Shambles Guide to Drugs
**DISCLAIMER: Everything that follows is based on personal experience, and does not constitute medical advice. It’s what has worked for me, but everyone’s different.** After all the things we have advocated so far mainly being detrimental to your health (going to a festival, getting drunk, getting thrush), how’s about something a bit more improving? I… Read More …and now for something completely different- EXERCISE! (part 1)
I drink alcohol in a social way rather than a problematic way. But, like many people, I probably drink more than I should from time to time. We all know the advice about how much is acceptable to drink, about units and guidelines. We all know we ignore this now and then. This is not… Read More D is not for Diabetes. D is for ‘Drink?’
This one’s about travelling, mostly about holidays but some of it also applies to work travel too. As I am a human being, I go on holidays as often as I can. As an idiotic shambles, I did a job that required quite a lot of travel – much of it on short notice, and… Read More The Diabetic Shambles Guide to Jet-setting