Tag Archive | insulin

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 […]

London to Brighton – 54 Miles of Madness

London to Brighton – 54 Miles of Madness

My muscles are creaking, my calves are stiff and my head feels a liiiitttle bit fuzzy. 24 hours since I joined the masses and rode 54 miles (+5 +6 but who’s counting…) for British Heart Foundation’s flagship London to Brighton ride. And my body knew about it! It’s Friday now, and I can walk again, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Pancake Day! Clean, Low GI Recipe

Happy Pancake Day! Clean, Low GI Recipe

Ohhhh pancakes. After discussing my deep and complicated love/not so love affair with bread in the last post, along comes pancake day. Flour, flour everywhere… We just cannot get away from the white stuff. This has all appeared just a bit too quickly while I’m still shifting the final remains of the Christmas waistline (yesIknowit’sMarch), and […]

LivLife Bread – The Low Carber’s Dream?

LivLife Bread – The Low Carber’s Dream?

Bread. Mmmmm… Bread. Lovely, fluffy, crunchy, warm, cuddle-in-your-actual-mouth bread. Like many people, diabetic or not, it’s the stuff of my dreams, and of my nightmares. Over the years me and my body have been rebounding through an intense love-hate carbohydrate relationship. The whole reason I started this site four (FOUR!) years ago was because I’d […]

A Life of Excess – Are We Missing The Point?

A Life of Excess – Are We Missing The Point?

2014. 9.45am. London. I’m walking along Oxford Street heading towards work and, much like 99% of the people scurrying alongside me, behind me, in front of me, towards me, away from me; I’m apparently in a rush. I’m actually only in a rush because everyone else is in a rush – the street itself demands […]

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 […]