Tag Archive | blood glucose

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 […]

The Lowest Low. The Highest High.

The Lowest Low. The Highest High.

I woke in a blurry haze in the dead of night and felt my chest tighten as I attempted to inhale and figure out what had interrupted my slumber. I recognised the shaky, empty, slightly numb feeling I’d had countless times before. Oh shit. Hypo. I wasn’t in my own bed – I was in […]

YFT1 Cycles 100 Kilometres

YFT1 Cycles 100 Kilometres

Yes, I know, people keep telling me and I’m not one to argue given that it’s 100% fact. I’ve changed. So I made a little video of my exploits as this absolute non-athlete goes on a casual 100km bike ride of a bank holiday Monday, in preparation for my pant-wettingly fast approaching bike ride to […]

YFT1 Goes To A New York Festival

YFT1 Goes To A New York Festival

Watch me first, read me second! Phew. Firstly, this video is obviously in massive antithesis to the zen-like wellness warrior I claim to have become of late as The Big Challenge approaches at a quite frankly FRIGHTENING rate (15 days, but I’m not counting). It just goes to show what can happen in a few short […]

I Quit! Giving Up The Booze (GASP)

I Quit! Giving Up The Booze (GASP)

I can’t do it. It’s not worth it. I’ve had enough. So I QUIT.   Alcohol. Not the challenge. I cannot get my head around how quickly The Big Challenge has come around… despite the fact I’ve been counting down the weeks/days/hours since about May. It’s exactly three weeks til I hop on my bike […]

YFT1 Gets Sent Packing…

YFT1 Gets Sent Packing…

Watch me first. Read me second… Ohhh another stuuuuupid video! Apparently you quite liked watching me running around getting drunk and being a general idiot (bar lunges, anyone?) so I thought I’d capture a bit more of my ridiculous existence. Being that it’s summer and given all the extra things we have to consider when […]

#Progress… Intense Training with Type 1

#Progress… Intense Training with Type 1

Sooooo… I’ve been a bit quiet recently, on here and Twitter. Normally when I say that it’s because I’ve been dashing about getting into various pickles, generally as a result of a lethal combination of general day-to-day idiocy (it’ll be charming to someone, some day…) and slightly too much vino of an evening. This time, […]

#AskJen – The Video

#AskJen – The Video

That’s right. #AskJen has arrived. So a little while ago myself and Diabetes UK took to the Twittersphere to ask you for your funny, silly, serious, cheeky ANYTHING questions relating to life with Type 1, mostly to laugh (for once, godammit!) at the ridiculous things we find ourselves doing on a daily basis in order to keep […]

This.

This.

I’ve been utterly shite at being a diabetic this week. So if you ever get frustrated because it’s dampening your otherwise happy existence, this one’s for you. (And no, it has nothing to do with the Maltesers below. Honest.)