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A Lazy Diabetic

During last summer I had perfect control of my blood sugar levels. My blood sugars were stable between 4 and 7 mmOl daily and I was having hardly any lows or highs throughout my week. I felt normal again and like I did not have type 1 diabetes. My stable blood sugar line was due… Continue reading A Lazy Diabetic

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I Have Type 1 Diabetes, Not Type 2

There are three different types of diabetes: type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. As someone with type 1 diabetes, I am in the minority of the diabetes umbrella. Out of everyone that has diabetes, around 10% of us has type 1. (According to Diabetes NZ). We hear about diabetes every day, especially as it… Continue reading I Have Type 1 Diabetes, Not Type 2

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World Diabetes Day

I have felt weird about world diabetes day all day today, which is probably why I haven't been very vocal throughout the day. I've been struggling with how I should feel; happy, angry, sad, upset. I am not upset about having type 1 diabetes anymore. I have come to the conclusion that it has happened… Continue reading World Diabetes Day

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“OMG, you’re so lucky. Diabetes made you so fit”

If I had a dollar every time I heard this I would be a millionaire. Okay well maybe I would be like 20 dollars richer but still, I hear this comment a┬álot. I constantly have friends whom I haven't seen or talked to in a while making comments like this. At least getting diabetes meant… Continue reading “OMG, you’re so lucky. Diabetes made you so fit”

Nutrition, Recipes

August 8th-14th Weekly Dinner Plan

Here goes nothing! I have decided to share my families weekly dinner plans that I write every weekend so that the family have a plan. Being organised and having a plan is such a great idea especially for dinners as it saves you eating quick and easy 'unhealthy' foods or spending an arm and a… Continue reading August 8th-14th Weekly Dinner Plan

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Carb Counting Maths

I never thought I would be using maths again in my life, who needs calculus and trig for day to day work. Carbohydrate counting feels like I'm back in maths class, it's like learning a foreign language. It is so confusing! With type 1 diabetes you inject your insulin in regards to how many carbohydrates… Continue reading Carb Counting Maths