Dexcom G6: three months on

I’m not quite sure how, but it has now been three months (as of yesterday) since I started using the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM). I thought it might be useful for both you and I if I scribbled down my thoughts of reflection on my experience using the device. Hopefully this will be…

Flying with The Hidden Disability Lanyard

  As many of you will have seen on my Instagram page, I recently had my first experience flying with both an insulin pump and the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring device. I want to share my experience with you to raise some awareness of the ‘Invisible Disability Lanyard’ in hope of easing some of…

Three, it’s a magic number

Well, wow. It’s been almost a whole year since I last wrote anything on this blog, which is really quite shameful. I’m still here, still kicking, and my predictions from my last post have mostly all been realised (no shocks there)! SO much has happened in the last year, D-wise and elsewhere, but lets not dwell on my absence. I’ve decided to just pick a topic, and write. In the last year, there’s one thing I’ve grown to acknowledge and appreciate more than ever, and that’s my D-family. For those of you who maybe don’t know me personally, you won’t know that I actually live with a whole family of T1D warriors, that’s right: both my mom and sister also share a piece of this demon, we’re all just that unlucky… Now, you might be thinking “wow, how terribly unfortunate”, you’d be right, but actually this certainly comes with its perks, too… (Expand to read more…)

Back to the bubble recent ramble. New starts, A1c results, and the Freestyle Libre trial(!)

Hello lovely people, I know it’s been a while, but I’ve not forgotten about this blog, or my innate need to somewhat share this small part (yeah, right) of my life with you all on this fun, fun trip to educate. This small concept called ‘life’ seems to have gotten in-between me and my bubble these past few weeks… but do not fear, I’m still here, and I’m back to bore you with an update of what has been going on, D-wise. Actually, quite a lot has happened in the last three weeks. Firstly, I’ve started back at University for my second and final Masters year, which I’m sure is going to royally chuff up my levels what with stress and no time to eat and what not, fun. I’ll be sure to write something up at some point about busy musician life and T1D… (Expand to read more…)

#whatdiabetesreallylookslike

Hello there lovely people,

I have been thinking a lot lately (as always, really quite dangerous for all who have to listen…) about the misconceptions surrounding the word ‘diabetes’, in particular, the negative stigma that is often attached to people with diabetes through the false, ill-informed, uneducated claims made by various media bias’. If you’re not already aware, I’m not a big fan of widespread media rubbish. I meet so many people, who know very little about diabetes, and I cannot blame them; we live in a society where we are fed ill-informed information by uneducated people (in terms writing about the subject, diabetes). How are people who don’t know, supposed to know any different? If you don’t have the condition yourself, or you don’t know anyone close to you with it, you’re highly unlikely to go and find out for yourself, because to put it simply, you are not affected by it. I know I certainly had no idea what diabetes even was before I was diagnosed with it. One of the main reasons I started this blog was to educate and raise some much-needed awareness of this disease., so I hope you won’t mind me trying to do so on just my second post! Hopefully, you may learn a thing or two in this post (that is if you make it to the end. Alas, I fear this one could be a long journey, so buckle up if you’re in it for the long run, folks…)
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Welcome to my bubble…

Hello there, hi…

Welcome to the wonderful world of my bubble, where you may expect to find my thoughts, emotions, and general ramble of my life with Type One Diabetes. I’m super stoked that I have finally set up this blog, as it is something I have been wanting to do for some time now. I should mention, this page has come about off the tail of an Instagram account that I set up a few months back now; you may or may not be familiar with it: @that.diabetic.life. Please do check it out and have a browse if you would like to! I have really enjoyed sharing my thoughts and general day-to-day challenges online, and have felt overwhelmed by the diabetes online community that have been responding to my pictures and general waffle of words accompanying said pictures with much love and wisdom… (Expand to read more).