Author Archives: Alison

About Alison

Diagnosed with Type One in 1983 at the age of four, Alison's been at this for a while now. She uses Humalog in a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system and any blood glucose meter as long as it takes five seconds or less.

The machines are taking over

Step by step, little by little, the machines are taking over my diabetes. It started in the mid 1980’s when the traditional family pre-bedtime routine of passing round the test strip came to an abrupt end. For anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure, before there were meters there was a great family game of passing the… Read More »

What’s changed?

Not a right lot by the looks of things. We might have disappeared for two years but on our return our blog posts still offer no useful purpose in society and the comments are a happy mix of abuse and general pedantry. So, aside from having a baby which changed just about everything, has anything actually… Read More »

Want to brighten up your life with diabetes?

Get a toddler. They don’t have to be yours, you could borrow one for a while as long as you get the owners permission. They’ll revolutionise your daily pancreatic duties: – No more missed blood tests. Your toddler will wake you everyday with the cheery refrain “its morning time. Do your blood test”. – No… Read More »

Got a kid with diabetes? DUK care events registration open now

The deepest, darkest days of January are the perfect time to be planning holidays. And by sheer coincidence Diabetes UK have just launched their 2014 programme of care events for families and young people. I gushed endlessly about the marvellousness of these events a few years ago, so if you need any convincing that meeting… Read More »

Learnings of a diabetic mum

Eva and I are now three months into life and motherhood, and so far so good. Eva has learned to smile, recognise people, chatter away and be generally adorable. Mummy has also learned a lot…  Abandon any hope of pre-bolusing for meals. Just because the baby is asleep when the plate hits the table, doesn’t guarantee… Read More »