Type 1 Diabetes

To Pump, Or Not To Pump?

To Pump, Or Not To Pump?

I’d like to put it out there immediately that this post has nothing to do with my digestive movements… The insulin pump. An absolutely wondrous example of technological advancement being used for good. They gave me a batch of syringes when I was diagnosed as a back up to my injection pen. We’ve come a […]

Type 1 Uncut – Speaking up about life with Diabetes

Type 1 Uncut – Speaking up about life with Diabetes

As I mentioned in my last post, some lovely things are coming out of Diabetes Week 2014. As the week draws to a close I wanted to talk a little bit about the lovely, funny, heart-warming bunch of videos that have been launched this week, aka #Type1Uncut. As a young person, it’s damn hard to […]

#ICan – Diabetes Week 2014

#ICan – Diabetes Week 2014

This week is Diabetes Week 2014. I do always feel funny that we’ve been given a ‘week’. Diabetes doesn’t really strike me as cause to start popping the corks. But I do one million percent think that weeks like this are fantastic for raising awareness, and ultimately (and most importantly) encouraging conversations around the pancreatically […]

The Wrong Stuff: Thoughts on the Twitter furore over a talk show debate

“Does every good child deserve an Easter Egg? One in four kids is overweight or obese and here we are about to ram their little gullets with tooth rotting, diabetes-causing chocolate.” If you don’t recognise that sentence, let me enlighten you. This was, and still is, a Facebook and Twitter post and concurrent similar on-air […]

Young… or Fit?

Young… or Fit?

Hey lovely guys. Hope this finds you well. You look great, have you been working out? Have you changed your hair? We must do this more, it’s so lovely to catch up… Okay, okay. This is one of those occasions where I need your wise and knowledgeable opinions. Sorry, it’s just take take take over […]

Being a Diabetic in Six Minutes of Genius

Being a Diabetic in Six Minutes of Genius

Oh hi Friday! There you are innocently going about your day? Stop for six minutes (and 47 seconds) and give the following your full attention. For all the hard-hitting, expensive, flashy, heart-wrenching, serious, funny, clever, boring, stupid, wonderful ad campaigns I have seen about living with a medical condition, I have never seen anything like […]

Yoga Review Published on Hip & Healthy

Yoga Review Published on Hip & Healthy

Hello! I’ve been writing stuff again… a few months ago I passed myself off as a ‘savvy cyclist’ (their words, not mine) in an article for health and well-being site Hip & Healthy. I’ve made it on there again – this time a written non-diabetes related review of my heavenly trip to Kaliyoga in Spain […]

YFT1 on Radio 1’s Surgery TONIGHT

YFT1 on Radio 1’s Surgery TONIGHT

EEEK!! So this is exciting… This evening at 9pm I will be appearing on BBC Radio 1’s Surgery as a guest to talk to Aled (known in a former life as Chris Moyles’ producer) and Dr Radha about life with Type 1, off the back of World Diabetes Day on Thursday. I know, right?? The […]

#AskJen

Now then. You’d be forgiven for not knowing that I’m a video blogger for the lovely people at Diabetes UK. Firstly, I’m fully aware you’ve all got better things to be doing. But mostly because I haven’t done a video in **** months. I can’t even bring myself to write it. Poor wonderful Joe and […]

Type 1 Travels: Aeroplane Games

Type 1 Travels: Aeroplane Games

G’dayyyy!!! Ok, so I might not have mentioned it but I went to Australia recently. On Christmas Day. Yah. I put it out there in a loose guise of a YFT1 Challenge in a ‘will I, won’t I be able to manage?!’ kinda way, but obviously I was heading to t’other side of the world […]