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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image of a woman looking serious, not understanding diabetes can be a stressful time by Diabetes Insight Cork Ireland

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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Racing For A Cure!

“A great way to sum up my disease that is type 1 diabetes……”It’s difficult. It’s upsetting. It’s life-threatening. It never goes away”. We have this disease hanging over us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Absolutely everything effects it which can be very hard to cope with. We can’t relax about food, taking…

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“Oh you’re diabetic, but you’re not even that fat?” Living with Type 1 Diabetes

“My diabetes story began when I was 13. I was only a few months into first year in a new school. But my symptoms had been ongoing for a long time. Severe fatigue, constant thirst, headaches and always having to go to the bathroom! But the high blood sugars pushed me over the edge. I…

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