A New Year, A New Move: This Diabetes Nurses Journey

The Dream Becomes A Reality 2013 has been a magnificent year for Diabetes Insight/Helena Farrell Consultancy. With new collaborations, expansions of services, little did I either hope or realise I would be ending it relocating to my own independent practice…..a dream I aspired to for years….that has now become a reality. I began this year…

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A Bit of Touch But Didn’t Go.

I had started in secondary school in September 1989. There were lots of adjustments; changes with my body, family issues, bereavement to name but a few. Christmas came and went. The next holiday was Easter. This is were I noticed a big change in my body. April 1990, I had taken a very keen interest…

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I’ll beat diabetes just like I am beating Bipolar

“There is always a permanent solution, to a temporary problem” I was told the night I was admitted to the adult mental health unit in June 2011. You can look at that saying two ways I guess in a negative way or a positive way I chose the latter. I was admitted to hospital on…

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PenTrim: An Exciting New Product for Type 1 Diabetes

Twitter is a fantastic resource for connecting with the diabetes online community #doc and this is where I came across PenTrim. PenTrim is a product devised by is Andy who has Type 1 Diabetes since he was 18 years of age. As each person with diabetes is an individual, Andy wanted to personalize the generic insulin pens are…

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Diabetes Isolation

My Diabetes story to date……. 2007 thinking my over active thyroid was out of remission, I went to my GP for blood tests. Results type 2 Diabetes. BG of 25.9 I very quickly adjusted my diet dramatically, and lost 5.5 stone thinking it would all get better somehow, and continued my training for the ladies…

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