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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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Year, New Chat. Expanding The Site!

New Year, New Chat. Expanding The Site!

2014. Ohhhhhmygaaaad. This is my eighteenth year as a diabetic. I become a diabetic adult this year. Ha. Do I know much more now than I did as a newly diagnosed nine-year-old? Hopefully. Am I still getting it wrong? Definitely. So January is actually almost over, but I’ve been thrown into 2014 headfirst at work, […]

Review: No Added Sugar by Fibi Ward

Review: No Added Sugar by Fibi Ward

I’d hazard a guess that most type 1s remember the day they were diagnosed quite vividly. If not the exact details – the smells, the confusion, the fuss, the overriding sense that something was very much going on that was cataclysmically changing life as you knew it up until that point. I don’t remember being […]

Talking Type 1 On The Radio

Phew. Just did a mad five minutes (if that!) on The Mark Forrest Show which goes out on the local BBC networks across the UK, talking about the differentiation between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. This is something I know a lot of people get frustrated about when we’re nonchanlently put together like some sort of […]

Are You Type 1 Aware?

So we’re five days into Diabetes Week 2012, and there’s been so much going on in the Twittersphere and beyond, which is great to see and also great to be a part of (I *might* have made a little contribution, but that is for another time). One of the main things I’ve been interested to […]

They Wanted More…

Yep, Diabetes UK were happy for me to video blog a second time. Apparently there’s a market for my waffle! The latest ‘episode’ (Jennyenders anyone?) focuses on being diagnosed. Possibly the scariest, most confusing and most daunting period for any diabetic. I mean, this condition doesn’t politely knock on your door, bunch of flowers in […]

The Big D.

By that, I mean Diagnosis. Not Diarrhoea. Or Donkeys. Definitely not Doughnuts. Do you remember what your concerns were when you were eight years old? Tammy Girl and Take That. That is honestly what I recall. Embarrassing, but true. Everyone used to slate me because Gary Barlow was my favourite. I like to think I […]