The thing about the diabetes space is that we’re all united by a medical condition, and at times nothing else. A dud pancreas is the single uniting factor. In peer support spaces, you can have evangelical Christians mixing in with atheists, socialists with conservatives, and any other number of combinations. Everyone deserves to feel safe … More Rainbow diabetes? We’re here and we’re queer 🏳🌈
The world is imploding. It’s a clusterfuck of pandemics, natural disasters, and good people trying their hardest to fight against a system that is letting down our most vulnerable. Diabetes is both at the forefront and very back of my mind. I’m exhausted. This pandemic has made me realise the different world that I inhabit … More Diabetes burnout – but make it COVID-19
Right now, the world is feeling out of control. Governments aren’t doing what they need to, social media is a blessing and a curse, and every day I come home from work with the knot of anxiety in my chest that little bit bigger. People with diabetes are in that vulnerable group to COVID-19, that’s … More What can I control?
I was interviewed by the amazing Cherise Shockley for the Diabetes Moments podcast, about my advocacy work in diabetes, eating disorders and Body Posi Betes , and my general diabetes story (gets a bit personal, just a pre warning) – if you’re interested, have a listen!
View this post on Instagram Guilt and hypos don’t mix. Hypos are a fact of life living with diabetes. They can be a slight inconvenience, a massive pain, or debilitating, yet the thing that they all have in common is that they require treatment. Food should NEVER carry guilt, and hypo treatment doubly so. So … More Hypo guilt be gone
So a lot of my rants/ideas/posts are done via Body Posi Betes nowadays, because that’s where the community is for what I’m passionate about! From now on, I’ll share my twice weekly posts on here as well as Instagram and Facebook. If you’re not interested in the intersection of diabetes, body image, mental health, and … More Make space for us.
Ahhhhh France. The land of pastries and turtlenecks. The country of fine food, wine, wit, and literature. The place where fat phobia not only exists, but is a way of life. I went to the doctor last week and walked out with a whole new appreciation on how I’m navigating the world in this new … More Facing French Fatphobia
Diabetes Family is a friend waking up in the middle of the night to test your blood sugar, just to check that you’re doing ok after a night out. Diabetes Family is your friends holding your hand over the bar as you cry about being burnt out from diabetes again, and telling you that they … More Diabetes Family
I’ve just finished reading Teacher by Gabbie Stroud and it left me crying in a heap at the end of my bed. It is the most simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming account of teaching I have ever read. Stay with me, this pertains to diabetes in school and the new Diabetes in Schools program, I assure you! This … More Teachers and Diabetes
Luxury items – when I say it, what do you think of? Hermès scarf? Dior handbag? Diamond jewellery? Or, if you’re a poor millennial like me, smashed avocado on toast with a poached egg and extra bacon? Do you think of a machine that constantly pumps insulin into your body and keeps you alive? Didn’t … More My pump is not a luxury