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.
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
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.