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What I learned in 7 years with diabetes

What I learned in 7 years with diabetes

During those 7 years, there were bad times, but also good times – highs and lows, just like with diabetes. I met amazing people and learned from their experiences (and my own) – and I still do. So for those of you who have just received the diagnosis, or just need to hear it again: these are 7 things I learned in 7 years with Type 1 Diabetes. 1. It’s not my fault....

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Better-than-good New Year’s resolutions

Better-than-good New Year’s resolutions

Entering my blood sugar level on my handset, I inadvertently breathe a deep sigh. It’s an unmistakeable ‘I’m fed up of having diabetes’ sigh. Sky-high sugar levels, a thirst that’s a liability for half the city’s water pressure, and frustration... What’s causing those high sugar levels now? I really don’t have a clue. I’ve neatly calculated all my carbohydrates,...

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Pregnancy special: my first trimester with Kaleido

Pregnancy special: my first trimester with Kaleido

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a mother, but I also wanted to enjoy being a young adult as well. I lived like a god(ess) in France and was happily reckless. Even with the ups and downs I had with my blood sugar. Then came that moment of shock with my endo, who said I should start using an insulin pump if I really wanted to have a child. After a long...

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Kaleido wedding special: the happily ever after

Kaleido wedding special: the happily ever after

When people tell you how quickly your wedding day whooshes by, you never believe them. But before I knew it, the DJ was playing the last song and I was running from a conversation by the toilets to squeeze in one last dance with my husband before the lights came up and the night came to an end. It went so fast It was a spectacular whirlwind of a day, and if I’m...

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Cooking, eating and diabetes

Cooking, eating and diabetes

When I was asked to write a blog about type 1 diabetes, cooking, and eating during the festive season, I didn't need to give it a second thought. I live and breathe cooking, food, and diabetes. l also enjoy all the good things in life and love being in the kitchen every day. When my pancreas decided not to produce insulin anymore, I accepted it pretty quickly. I'm...

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Kaleido wedding special: Preparing for the wedding!

Kaleido wedding special: Preparing for the wedding!

Well here we are, the wedding is so close now the excitement around us is palpable. I’m not sure I’ve allowed the excitement to set in yet. There’s still so much left to do that I almost forget how much I’ve prepared. There have been so many things to consider over the last 2 years of planning that actually factoring in things to make my diabetes management easier...

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