T1D

Posts about T1D.

An infographic on diabetes

Everyone Needs a Diabestie.

Posted on 1st June 2016 by

I’ve come a long way in just over a year; taking control of diabetes, getting my sugars to the normal range and finally getting an insulin pump. But there was a struggle for years before this happened. For many years I didn’t have any control. When i injected I guessed, when I tested (which was
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Photograph of an infusion set

Infusion Sets and Basal Rates.

Posted on 12th April 2016 by

Life with a pump? Hard at the moment. Trying to fast and work out basal rates is difficult at the moment, as I seem to always be high and have to correct! Trying to fast and work out basal rates is difficult at the moment, as I seem to always be high and have to
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Tattoo on an arm.

Tattoos, meanings and beyond.

Posted on 12th March 2016 by

A lot of people have a tattoo about their health condition. It’s handy for paramedics and maybe for some people to come to terms with their condition. I’ve seen tattoos about epilepsy and allergies and many others. In October 2015, I decided to get a tattoo about my T1D.  People have commented saying “why do
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Photograph of Medtronic Minimed 640G

Introducing Dexter the Medtronic Minimed 640G

Posted on 1st March 2016 by

OK, so on Thursday 25th Feb I finally got my pump! It’s the Medtronic Minimed 640G and it’s beautiful! He’s been named Dexter, and he’s black with a grey/black patterned skin on the back I’m only on saline until the 3rd of March and then it’s on to insulin. The reservoir is the clear plastic bit at
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PUMP PUMP PUMP!!

Posted on 18th January 2016 by

So I had an appointment with the dietician this morning, and she agreed that my carb counting was good and just need to work on my background rates a bit more. But she’ll ring me with a date to go onto a pump!!!   So so there’s three appointments which entails learning to go onto
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I nearly have a pump!!

Posted on 6th January 2016 by

Last month I had an appointment with my DSN (Diabetic Specialist Nurse) and dietician about moving onto pump therapy. Pump therapy is used instead of MDI (multiple daily injections). An insulin pump is a small device that is used to pump insulin into the body continuously throughout the day and night. First things first, the pump
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JDRF – T1D Looks Like Me.

Posted on 6th November 2015 by

14th November is World Diabetes Awareness day The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the only diabetes charity to solely on Type One Diabetes (T1D). T1D is an autoimmune condition, affecting over 400,000 people in the U.K every year. Thats enough people to fill Wembley stadium 4 times over (JDRF, 2010). The human immune system
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And cue mental breakdown.

Posted on 3rd November 2015 by

Stats course work. 3x c.w assignments. 1 x peer review session. 1 x biochemistry exam. HELP   I’m having a slight mental breakdown at all the work we’ve currently got on. Plus I’ve got a new manager to come in to my work soon -.- it’s going to be a long haul before the Christmas
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Hamster-sitting.

Posted on 26th October 2015 by

This week we’re looking after hamsters! One is called Penelope and the other Ursula Ursula’s a bit of a bitch, she bites all the time, but Penelope is lush She likes to be held and to run around in the hamster ball!   We’ve got them for a week, and that’s Penelope up there ^^^
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Welcome Week Over and Done with…

Posted on 29th September 2015 by

Ok, first week of uni done *wipes sweat from brow*   Well, welcome week was ok, but now I’m just itching to get into the work tbh!! (Won’t be saying that in a month). Still having a few introductory lectures, but getting to grips with the lecture work now especially in ‘The Dynamic Cell!’ (module
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