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
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
It’s November, which means it’s Diabetes Awareness Month, and on the 14th it’s also World Diabetes Day (and more importantly, my Diabeteversary). So we thought, what better than to produce an article that the pancreatically-challenged among us can point our insulin-abundant friends to help explain our special club to them. This blog talks about diabetes from […]Read More Frequently Aske-D Questions
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
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 one’s a toughie. It’s about feelings and thoughts and things we try to keep inside, and don’t often share with people, but if anything that’s why I thought it was important to try and write something about it. It’s also highly personal to me, and something I’ve not talked to many people about before.Read More Brains are Dicks: Diabetes, Anxiety and Depression
**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)
Something that is a big deal for us D-folk is oral health. It’s also something that our docs and DSNs don’t talk about too often – and dentists often don’t have time to explain everything during a consultation (and if you’re like me, you don’t take it all in anyway!). So the lovely @MaxFoxJo, a […]Read More The Whole Tooth – Diabetes and Oral Health