Tag Archive | HbA1c

#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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.)

Jengle Bells! Packing For Travel With Type 1

Jengle Bells! Packing For Travel With Type 1

Really sorry about that title. I had an impromptu Christmas-themed pun-off with a friend (as you do) and that, quite rightly may I add, won. Thought it needed a bigger showcase. Annnyway… Happy Christmas Eve everybody! Hope your homes are full of chaos of the best kind, and pets and other creatures (like my brother […]

Diabetes Envy: Two Type 1s On The Same Night Out

Diabetes Envy: Two Type 1s On The Same Night Out

Last week I went up to my very favourite Yorkshire for my cousin Rob’s 18th birthday. To mark his foray into adulthood, he had a party. In a pub. Dozens of hormonal adolescents all looking lustfully at their pints, excessive consumption of which results in the lustful look being transferred to an equally lusty and […]

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 […]