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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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World Diabetes Day 2019: what Kaleido means to me.

World Diabetes Day 2019: what Kaleido means to me.

You're nine years old. The pediatrician tells you that you’ll spend the rest of your life dealing with a nasty, unfair disease called ‘Type 1 diabetes mellitus’. Great news – not. In hindsight, I should have just eaten the whole pack of biscuits there and then. Mainly because they didn't serve anything decent in the next week in hospital. Except for the...

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My journey from Dia-BAD to Diabadass!

My journey from Dia-BAD to Diabadass!

I was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of 6, way back in 1997. Most people make the assumption that because I was diagnosed so young that over the years I've become 'used' to living with diabetes but this couldn’t be any further from the truth. I've actually found it extremely difficult transitioning through the different stages of life with type one. And...

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Kaleido wedding special: body image and wedding dress shopping

Kaleido wedding special: body image and wedding dress shopping

So let’s talk about the dress in more detail shall we? Whoa, not that much detail, I still want to surprise Matt when I walk down the aisle. No, I want to talk about all of those body niggles and worries that every bride to be experiences. You know, the ones that lead to the majority of brides feeling like they have to go on a diet or extreme workout plan ahead of...

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