Monday, 30 April 2012

Writers Block

Unfortunately I've been suffering from D-blog writers block for the last few weeks, hence the lack of posts :( Not really feeling the D right now, no oomph. So I've done a little Mememe!

What type of diabetes do you have:
Type 1

When were you diagnosed:
August 25th 2009

What’s your current blood sugar:
What kind of meter do you use?
I use the Contour USB

How many times a day do you check your blood sugar:
Around 4-6 depending on whether I've had a low/high during the day.

What’s a “high” number for you:
For me anything above 11mmol, that's when I start getting headache and feeling yucky/grumpy.

What do you consider “low”:
Anything below 4mmol

What’s your favorite low blood sugar reaction treater:
Lucozade Sport as it's super quick after just a mouthful

Describe your dream endo:
My GP actually has T1 so is always incredibly helpful when I go for my reviews, he 'gets' it! He never goes too much into my readings, just how I'm feeling with my D and how I'm getting on. He always makes me feel better and reassures me that I'm doing okay, and not to be too hard on myself.

What’s your biggest diabetes achievement:
Probably getting my HbA1c under 7% after about a year of being in the early 8's!

What’s your biggest diabetes-related fear:
That it'll take my eyesight in the end.

Who’s on your support team:
My family, my angel Aimsy, my GP and the lovely ladies at the Healthy Living Centre :)

Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime:
Think I got more chance of eating candyfloss on the moon!

What is a “cure” to you:
Having a working pancreas, and none of the crap that comes with Diabetes.

The most annoying thing people say to you about your diabetes is:
"Should you be eating that?"
"You can't have one of those, it's got sugar in it"
"Do you have the bad kind of Diabetes?"
"You have Diabetes?.... But you're not fat"

What is the most common misconception about diabetes:
That there's only one type, and it's baaaaaaad. Ugh!

If you could say one thing to your pancreas, what would it be:
Please behave!

Monday, 16 April 2012

DSMA April Blog Carnival - Don't Let Me Fall

This months blog carnival topic is all about support..
Describe your ideal diabetes “support group”? What would you discuss?

Unfortunately I don't have any local support groups in my town, I'd love to have the time to start one as being with other PWD is great :)

Testing together, injecting together (or showing off pumps) is awesome!

If I did have a local group I'd love it to have people with various types of D and diagnosed at various ages. On my PDAC course everyone was very different which made it more interesting for me and I learnt a lot in a short space of time. I'd like to feel welcome and comfortable to be myself, whether I'm loving D at that moment or not.

I'd also like it to not revolve around D completely, I like talking about films, hobbies and other stuff apart from D too! Support groups need to be ''real' just because we live with it doesn't mean we wanna talk about it all the time.

With regards to what I'd discuss, I guess it'd be the problems I've had in the past and fears for the future along with successes (and a good old chunter) too :) I like learning and trying out new things with my D to help and also to possibly help others with their D journey.

This post is my April entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival. If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at