Category Archives: Living with diabetes

Five guaranteed cures for diabetes!

You won’t believe number 3!! In the two or so years since my last article for your soaraway Shoot Up, I’ve noticed a growing trend for sensationalised, click-bait, Buzzfeed-style headlines, accompanied by vapid, ill-informed and inaccurate articles. Never being one to miss out on the lowest common denominator, here’s your soaraway Shoot Up’s top five… Read More »

Logging the tempestuous seas of diabetes

Recently I started helping with the beta testing for a diabetes logging Android app – MySugr. I’ll burble on about the app in a future article – *spoiler* it’s quite good – but it’s been the first time I’ve properly logged my diabetes for ages. Many years ago I went on a sailing holiday in… 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 »

The world’s smallest disaster

As I sat on the bus to work this morning – my headphones leaking Megadeth out to my suffering fellow passengers – I had a phone call from Katie: “You’ve left your testing kit on the stairs!” Curses! So after getting off the bus, I walked to Boots a bought a new meter. It was… Read More »