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When your days are dominated by numbers

When your days are dominated by numbers

May 20th, 2019. I was already overweight at a very young age, and part of my life has been dominated by numbers ever since – mainly the numbers on the scales. When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I had another number to check - the number shown on my glucose meter. And then there were the numbers telling me the carbohydrate content of my food. The scales I use to...

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What diabetes has taught me about happiness

What diabetes has taught me about happiness

March 20th, 2019. When I think of things that make me happy, my chronic illness doesn’t immediate spring to mind. Friends and family? Yes. Wine and cheese? Of course. Sunsets and springtime and freshly washed sheets... but not so much my type 1 diabetes, which I have lived with for 22 years. It can be tiresome, relentless and frustrating and there’s no off switch....

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Needles, injections and a great life

Needles, injections and a great life

November 14th, 2018.If you have diabetes, you're basically a walking information leaflet. Especially when you have the pumps and sensors hanging from your body or when you have to inject yourself while travelling on the train, you can't escape the curious glances from those around you. I can imagine that it's interesting to other people, though. Diabetes technology...

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