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A working pancreas with CGM

Have you ever wondered what a working pancreas gets up to in a week?  Check out the above graphs and take a guess at which one is evidence of diabetes and which one is not. If you need a bit of guidance about what these graphs show read this paragraph.  These graphs are from uploading
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Diabetes; Cant pick one out in a crowd

I have been living with type-one diabetes since 1994, but if you didn’t know me, you would not know this. Type-one diabetes makes up only 10-15% of those diagnosed with diabetes, this is where the pancreas stops producing insulin so the body cannot turn what is eaten, glucose, into energy for daily activities1. A person
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Pregabetes Part 2 - Embracing Insulin Resistance

Diabetes life before pregnancy was more stable and required less changes but I am embracing this life and enjoying it a lot.  A lot of that comes from the knowledge and confidence that I can make changes to my basal insulin requirements, carb ratio’s, insulin sensitivity factors on my own.  Anyone can do this.  You
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Pregnancy and Diabetes, Part 1

When I was diagnosed with Diabetes at the age of 10 I was told a number of things but only a few really stuck with me.  The rest of the information that I use now, I developed on my own, with my mum and through some Endocrinologists whose opinions and treatment I valued.  However, most
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Give Diabetes Camps a chance

If I was to be asked if I wanted to go to a diabetes camp when I was first diagnosed or even 5 years later, my answer would have been a flat out NO!  Now, after being involved as a Diabetes Educator at numerous camps I feel that my decision back then may have been
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You can do anything!

In the emergency department over the last two weeks I have encountered some surprising things about type-1 diabetes and the people that have it.  Some of these can’t really be disclosed but I have come up with a few things that I want both people with diabetes and people without to know.  From this hectic
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Test, Bolus, eat, repeat

Good morning everyone and Merry Christmas to all my blog readers and friends.  I hope you have a fantastic Christmas ahead of you filled with some delicious food and great blood sugar control! Because I am working the dreaded night shift over Christmas mine was last weekend.  My boyfriend and I went up to Sydney
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What does the pump do?

I know a lot of people that are confused about what an insulin pump actually does for someone with diabetes.  How is it different to injecting yourself with the needle and syringe, why do you have to keep it attached to you all the time, does it mean that you are a poorly controlled diabetic,
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Cupcakes and sausage rolls, Why give them the choice?

“When schools are able to increase the availability of nutritious lunch and snack options, kids will show healthier eating habits, according to new research from Michigan State University”1 How do we develop a taste for sweet, processed, fatty and generally unhealthy foods?  Yes, they taste good, but if these were not an option would we
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Why i pump...

Since I was diagnosed with type-one diabetes when I was 10 years old I have been using insulin.  First in the form of syringes and insulin vials and then I converted to insulin pens.  In 2011 when I had finished my second degree and was about to start my full time job as a Registered
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