Category Archives: Living with diabetes

Revisiting: If Disney did diabetes

To understand why #languagematters when we #talkaboutdiabetes we only have to look at what diabetes would be like if it was managed by Disney, that all encompassing factory of magical happiness. If Disney did diabetes… My pump would wake me up in the morning with a cheery blast of Zip-a-de-doo-dah I wouldn’t be high, I’d be… Read More »

Revisiting: Difficult conversations

It’s not always easy to #talkaboutdiabetes. When you’re a pregnant diabetic trying to gather as much information as possible #languagematters and it can all feel like a bit of a challenge. (This harks back to Alison’s pregnancy in 2013, she isn’t pregnant again, the world isn’t ready for that!). Whatever medical condition I have I… Read More »

Revisiting: How is your diabetes?

It seems Diabetes Week 2018 has hit upon the soapbox I’ve been jumping up and down on for years: #languagematters when you #talkaboutdiabetes. And while ShootUp has plenty of serious posts on the topic, we believe in being helpful too. So, when Alison was asked for the hundredth time that unanswerable question of “How’s your diabetes?”, she pondered how best to… Read More »

My diabetes story in a single graph

Living in Scotland, like I have done for the last twenty years, has many downsides. The weather is consistently crap, the winters are dark and the accents are, sometimes, impenetrable. However, there are also many upsides. The landscape is wonderful, the people lovely and you get to develop a healthy chip on your shoulder about… Read More »

Hello again

Gosh, it’s been a while hasn’t it? How’s things? Things have been mostly happy and uneventful at this end in the two years since I last blogged. Although – shock horror – I have split up with two of my diabetes old-faithfuls. Here’s a round up… *Spoiler alert*: I’ve not been cured. The child has… Read More »