Diabetes Month - it's every month!

Diabetes Month - it's every month!

Diabetes is there every single day, week and month for PWD’s. But, for the rest of the world, November is the month where we raise awareness of what this condition is all about - in the hopes some of the common misconceptions surrounding diabetes may disappear forever.

Here’s my Instagram #happydiabeticchallenge catch-up for the . . .

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Happy National Diabetes Awareness Month!

Happy National Diabetes Awareness Month!

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, which means Social Media is busy, busy, busy with everything diabetes related. Literally buzzing!

It’s so great to have such an amazing community of people to turn to when you have a chronic condition like diabetes. It provides incomparable support in times of diabetes burnout, plus we make each other laugh on a daily basis about some of the intricacies of living with this unusually challenging condition. No one understands diabetes quite like a . . .

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Diabetes off the Leash

Diabetes off the Leash

How was your weekend? I hope beautiful and sunny and full of action, like ours!

I received a letter this weekend from Medtronic about my 640G Insulin Pump. Sadly there is a product recall on some pumps due to potential audio / siren failure for important alerts. Mine is one of the affected ones.

If you’re at all concerned, they do have a helpline option specific to this problem, which you can get through to on the usual number. The people at Medtronic are always very polite and sort things out rapidly, so I really can’t complain.

We decided to head out on Sunday afternoon, as the leaves were turning golden and toppling from the trees like a confetti shower. Irresistible! Such a . . .

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Part 2 - Day in the Life

Part 2 - Day in the Life

You can read Part 1 here . . .

09:00: Jango & Kiki (the pups!) want to get up

I managed 2 hours of extra sleep, which will help stabilise my blood sugar levels. 

Diabetes stuff: Check blood sugar levels. They’re in range, so the correction dose I took earlier was correct. Dexcom says 5.0mmol/L. Blood test says 5.1mmol/L.

Cup of tea!

I bolus for the . . .

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