‘Welcome To The Darkside’ – 14 yr old Leah’s Story of Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Okay, I suppose I should start by saying, I have Diabetes… I’m 14 years old. No teenager would want to be told ‘NO you can’t have chocolate! NO, you can’t have ‘Coco Pops’ for breakfast! NO you can’t eat sweets all day!’ So it wouldn’t be the most exciting thing for a teenager to hear…but…

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Basal Insulin: The Unsung Hero

I have to say I am a great lover of basal insulin, or background insulin as it is often known as. With the advent of carbohydrate counting, correction doses and insulin pump therapy, basal insulin has taken a bit of a back seat which is a shame, as basal insulin is the foundation in which…

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Hidden Hypos

A blood sugar of 4mmol/l or under is considered a low blood sugar and requires immediate treatment. But many people can experience hypoglycemia at much higher numbers such as 5 -6mmol/l. This may suggest poor control of blood sugar levels, as the person begins to lose some of their hypo awareness. The same could be…

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testing diabetes from Diabetes Insight Cork Ireland

Diabetic control is about trying to be better not about being perfect – Diabetes Stories

When I was 13 I got diabetes. The needles were big. Teenage diabetes can be hard. When I was 16 I didn’t think I’d make 18 or 21 or 25 or 30. That first injection was sore and all the doctors wanted to do was educate me. Education involved giving me a shopping list of…

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Diabetes?!! Oh Let Me Tell Ya All About Diabetes!!! – Diabetes Stories Competition

2005…. overweight, eating rubbish food for the most part, little is any exercise. A job that had me sitting all the time.  A prime candidate. Not that I was paying any real attention but I had noticed that I was taking a lot more liquid in to studio with me (I’m in broadcasting) I had…

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