Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Latest Blog Posts

Mar 19

Messages to our younger selves

Hi everyone,

Vanessa here! So it was my 25th birthday this week, which meant one thing.........treating myself to lots of cake and having a diabetes 'free' day as I call it. This does not mean that I don't inject or check my BG levels, as that would just be silly! This to me basically means enjoying treats that I wouldn't usually eat such as chocolate and cake, but injecting just that little more if I need to. And if my BG levels are a little high.....SO WHAT.....IT'S MY...

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Feb 21

Diabetes and the flu......not a great combo!

So this morning, I woke up with:

  • A piercing head ache
  • A blocked nose that was running like a tap...
  • Aches all over my body as if I had done a full body workout for hours on end (and that is something I love to do)
  • Toothache from blocked sinuses (who would have thought?!)
  • An intense feeling of lethargy and zero energy

.....even though these sound like the symptoms of a common cold, trust me this was much more intense than a common cold....I couldn't even bring myself to...

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Feb 9


In 2008 I finally got up the courage to go travelling – I had always let my diabetes stop me from doing things like that. It was a massive step for me to leave home for that length of time with a rucksack half full of clothes and half full of needles, insulin and test strips. It wasn’t easy, and there were days when I couldn’t get out of bed due to my sugars being through the roof. However, I dealt with it, sometimes with 10 injections a day!!, and ended up having the most...

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