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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 […]

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 […]

Listen: YFT1 on Radio 1’s Surgery

Listen: YFT1 on Radio 1’s Surgery

ARGHHHHHHH!!! I did it, and we didn’t get taken off air. Phew. So as I explained, I was asked to go on BBC Radio 1’s Surgery to talk about living with type 1. As thrilled and excited as I was to be asked, and as comfortable as I am in my workplace with my colleagues, […]

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 […]

Our Greatest Team

Our Greatest Team

Hiiiiiyyyyaaa. How are we? Still plugging away at getting all this right? Yeh, me too. Failing miserably of late, but isn’t it all such fun?! Since we last spoke it’s fair to say things have been eventful. Life is soooo good (seriously – SO GOOD), but there’s a tendency for that to mean that my […]

The Highs and the Lows…

The Highs and the Lows…

I’m talking hypo vs hyper. Hypoglycaemia aka low blood sugars against hyperglycaemia, that which our breed (y’know, diabetics) call high blood sugars. I’ve gone into some detail about the extent to which hypos are a big ol’ pain in the arse (an unfortunate place for a hyperlink. But then, who doesn’t love a bold arse?!), […]

To low carb or not to low carb?

It’s Monday morning, and it’s the dawn of a new era. Not in an Apocalypse kinda way, mind. I’ve been reading, for a number of weeks, about carbs, carb counting, low carb. I’ve taught myself from a rather fantastic NHS learning centre, a couple of books and a fantastic diabetes forum that has been an absolute god-send […]