Alison

  • Alison wrote a new post 6 years, 1 month ago

    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 […]

  • Alison wrote a new post 6 years, 1 month ago

    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 A […]

  • Win win. If you know what you’re talking about I’m very happy to chat with you. And if you don’t, I’d really rather you glazed over and didn’t get involved.

  • Alison wrote a new post 6 years, 1 month ago

    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 bel […]

  • Alison wrote a new post 6 years, 1 month ago

    Shoot Up is never knowingly on trend. Its not really our style. But 5 years ago Alison penned a post that is at last relevant – Diabetes Week 2018 is all about the power of language in diabetes care. And that w […]

  • I love that graph. The bigger picture makes the results so much more meaningful.

  • Wow Rohan. Thank you for such a brilliantly honest piece of writing. I’m so sorry you’re going through this.

    I’ve never been in your situation. But aspects of it are very familiar. After several miscarriages I […]

  • Poor you, that sounds awful. My response was nothing like that, just a bit tingly under the skin. But it is the first insulin that’s ever provoked any kind of adverse reaction like that in me. I dread to think […]

  • Hello stranger. Nice to see your name again. It sounds like it would be worth a try for you. Good luck.

  • Alison wrote a new post 6 years, 3 months ago

    When shiny new rocket-fuel insulin Fiasp hit the market, my insulin tart tendencies immediately sprung into action. I had a chat with my consultant (“I’d like that please, I think it might help with pos […]

  • Alison commented on the post, Hello again 6 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Katie. It should be up on Monday. In brief, not life changing stuff but a good, small step forward for me.

  • Alison commented on the post, Hello again 6 years, 3 months ago

    You’re lucky to get the tape off without removing vital body parts, so in most cases I suspect the sensor would come with it. I sometimes put a layer of paper over the sensor so the tape sticks around it, rather […]

  • Alison commented on the post, Hello again 6 years, 3 months ago

    A consistency change? That’s shocking. I had no idea.

    We’ll have to think about something Tim and I could bear to speak to each other about for another video. The first lot were painful enough to make, although […]

  • I can’t be expected to resist saying “well, yeah, duh!”. But I know what you mean, when you can see the impact of your actions so clearly it suddenly becomes worth the effort of taking insulin a bit earlier, I did […]

  • Alison commented on the post, Hello again 6 years, 3 months ago

    That surely happened when I changed my meter. At the very least the earth’s magnetic poles reversed.

  • Alison commented on the post, Hello again 6 years, 3 months ago

    Congratulations on the mini diabetes assistant Angie. I hope you’re both doing well. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without one!

    Sorry about failing in the cure bit, I did consider claiming that I’d just […]

  • Alison wrote a new post 6 years, 3 months ago

    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 diabe […]

  • It’s surely at least 90% fact

  • This is exactly the type of well informed article I’ve come to expect from Shoot Up. And I’m so grateful that I now understand the cause of that random high BG this morning.

  • I can’t believe this hasn’t been Bafta nominated yet. Surely this 3rd episode will be the one.

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