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Itâ€™s three weeks now since we started playing at being parents, and weâ€™re having lots of fun. My caesarean scar has healed beautifully, which is of course amazing as most clinicians seem to expect that it should be oozing green pus and festering nicely by now, me being diabetic and all. I still canâ€™t lift [...]
This dog was underwhelmed to hear that 7% of people with Type 1 diabetes in the UK now have access to an insulin pump. Compared to 15% in Germany and 40% in the good old US of A, itâ€™s a step in the right direction but a very long way from where we need to [...]
I have to say, having Eva by caesarean was a thoroughly pleasant experience. A couple of weeks before she was born we decided that Eva would be coming out via the sunroof so that gave us time to do a bit of planning. I had two big concerns â€“ controlling my diabetes during and after [...]
Is everyone still out there? Weâ€™ve been cocooned in the wonderful world of our tiny baby for the last fortnight, but now it’s time to come out into the big wide world and say hello. Baby Eva was born on 24 April and cleverly disproved the myth that all diabetics have massive babies by being [...]
Poll results – Aside from routine appointments, how many times have you been hospitalised as a result of diabetes?
Well, it’s that time again – the “monthly” (and I use the term in its widest conceivable sense) poll results. Last month *cough* we asked “Aside from routine appointments, how many times have you been hospitalised as a result of diabetes”? Rather pleasingly for all concerned, “Never” topped the poll with an impressive 41% share [...]
From the archives
In amongst the tremendous announcement of your soaraway Shoot Up’s first baby, life has been moving along in an orderly fashion. I’ve been busy training for the Roman Rumble – the long-distance bike ride I’m doing in June. So how’s it been going? My first two training runs didn’t go too well I’m afraid to [...]
Like buying noisy, irritating toys for nephews and nieces who don’t live near you, Christmas is traditionally the time of year for your favourite diabetes websites to discuss the misery of the festive season and the difficulty of dealing with food and booze as we celebrate a chillyÂ winter solstice. However, here at your soaraway [...]
And while Tim is tinkering and tippling his way through WDD, I thought I’d follow Cherise’s lead and go blue in time for the Diabetes UK North West FamilyÂ Event today.
As everyone knows, all the cool kids go to the annual(ish) Lothian Diabetes Representative Group‘s annual conference. This year it’s being held at Napier Craiglockhart Campus in Edinburgh on Saturday 31st October 2009. There’s a bunch of workshops (some of which look quite interesting), some discussions and some speeches (some of which look quite dull). [...]
I hate jazz and any right-thinking person who isn’t confined to an asylum is the same. In actual fact, I used to quite like some types of jazz – a little bit of Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden or the explosive madness of Count Basie would be just lovely at the right time and in the [...]
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