It’s been a while. Anyway, I wanted to scribble something down about something that’s been massively contributing both to my overall health but also been an ongoing source of mental and emotional stress over the last 8 months or so. That fucking alarm.Read More Alarming
Working with diabetes can be a challenge at times, trying to smooth out hypos and hypers during the working day, but all of this difficulty ramps up a level at night where there are usually fewer colleagues around, your body is struggling to work out why you’re doing stuff at 3am and you’re eating at […]Read More D-oing it all Night (not like that…)
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
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.
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
Mostly, we tick along and things are going reasonably well, not amazingly, but not terribly. Then sometimes the wheel comes off the wagon. Sometimes it’s like a slow puncture, as we deflate our way down – others it’s a spectacular blowout. How do we deal with this and try to get back on the horse […]Read More D-saster Relief
[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.