Category Archives: DIABETES

THIS DIABETIC DETECTIVE HAS FINALLY CRACKED THE CASE……I THINK!

The trails and tribulations of being a type one diabetic and dieting! A number of months ago I wrote a blog about how suffering from type one diabetes, had made me sort of become a diabetic detective through the years. … Continue reading

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THE DIABETIC CLINIC DIDN’T GO WELL : The trails and tribulations of being a type one diabetic!

About six months ago I wrote a jubilant blog about how well managed my diabetes was.  I can distinctly remember that trip to my local diabetic clinic because they also told me I had lost almost three stones in weight. … Continue reading

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I am a DIABETIC DETECTIVE, gunning for my FLUCTUATING BLOOD SUGARS!

  A blog about the FRUSTRATION, EXASPERATION and UTTER ANNOYANCE that my type one diabetes causes me due to my fluctuating blood sugars! I have had a surreal last couple of weeks with my diabetes.  My fluctuating blood sugars of … Continue reading

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SUFFERING FROM ILL HEALTH CAN BE HEARTBREAKING AND SOUL DESTROYING AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY WHEN NOT EVERYBODY BELIEVES YOU!

“You sure you’re not getting obsessed with your bits”?  A GP said this to me once. “I think we discussed this last time how you’re maybe getting obsessed with your blood sugars”.  A Diabetic Nurse said this to me once. … Continue reading

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MY LYMPHOEDEMA IS IMPROVING AND ALL I HAVE DONE IS………..EXERCISE MORE!

“Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling when the lymphatic system is not able to drain fluid properly”.(Google search). “Lymphoedema is a swelling that develops as a result of an impaired lymphatic system.  This may be as a result of … Continue reading

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‘HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE’ – MY ‘MIND’ SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION ENTRY ON THE THEME OF HOPE.

  HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE! Ever woken up wishing you had not? I do not mean because you fancy another half-hour or so in bed, I mean because your whole being is CRIPPLED with anxiety … Continue reading

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ANOTHER SETBACK AND BODY BLOW……….I DO HAVE LYMPHOEDEMA AFTER ALL!

A week ago I had appointment at a local hospital where my worst fears were confirmed, I do indeed have a lifelong condition called lymphoedema(in my lower legs) after all. I say after all because I have had this possible … Continue reading

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ENOUGH OF THE DIABETIC SELF-PITY……THINGS COULD BE A LOT WORSE!

I know this blog is going to annoy some of my fellow diabetics out there but I can not hold my silence any longer.  At the moment I am having a terrible flare-up with my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a truly … Continue reading

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EXTREMELY ANXIOUS, WORRIED AND SCARED…THIS IS HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW ABOUT GETTING MY LEG SCAN RESULTS TOMORROW!

This time tomorrow I will know the results of a leg scan I recently had……..AND I AM ABSOLUTELY BRICKING IT. It feels like the rest of my life and how it is going to pan out all rests on how … Continue reading

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MY MUM IS THE GREATEST MUM OF ALL – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MUMMY LLOYD!

There is ONLY ONE PERSON in this world that I truly love and that person is MY MUM! There is ONLY ONE PERSON in this world that has stuck by me through thick and thin and that person is MY … Continue reading

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