I wrote "Irish Diabetes Role Models" blog post in 2014, so an update is certainly due. Role models are good because they reassure us that diabetes isn't going to stop us from achieving anything in life. I needed that kind of reassurance when I was diagnosed way back in 1993.
Since the Flash glucose monitor, the Freestyle Libre was launched in the UK in 2014 I have been watching, following and learning from all that the NHS, Diabetes UK and JDRF UK have done to make sure this revolutionary piece of diabetes technology ends up in the hands of many people with diabetes and not just those who can afford it.
I have just had 4 nights in a row of glorious uninterrupted sleep and the world looks so much brighter. Pleases the Gods I haven’t jinxed it!! Since the Christmas break, my blood sugars were doing a-mazing trampolining and the alarm on my CGM to alert me that my blood sugars are high or low but mostly high.
TIPS FOR PEOPLE NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES. Diabetes is a complex chronic condition and being told to take medication and watch your diet is not sufficient at all. I feel that’s it’s important that you, the person with diabetes, get the information you need to take charge of this journey and I’ve put together some suggestions for you as a place to start.