My Top 20 Tips for Living with Diabetes

Hey there! It’s been a while hasn’t it? What with Christmas, New Year and difficult work deadlines it’s been…tough…to find the time to write. So I apologise for that! Happy New Year to you all (we can still say that right…it’s only 23rd January…!) and I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season with […]

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5 Years Of Diabetes.

19th November 2011. This Saturday will mark 5 years of me becoming a Type 1 Diabetic. 5 years on from lying in a hospital bed hooked up to fluids, severely underweight, sugars so high they couldn’t be measured, really very ill, days away from slipping into a diabetic coma, unsure on what the hell was […]

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Review: Contour Next One

I’ve been using Contour blood glucose meter’s pretty much consistently for the entire 5 years I’ve been a Type 1 Diabetic. It was the first meter I ever received from my specialist having been newly diagnosed and I’ve continued to use them almost every day up until now. It is completely fair to say that […]

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The Diabetic Diet

“But you’re a diabetic, can you eat that?” It’s a question I, as I’m sure many of have been asked, plenty of times. I get it – with poor media coverage of the different types of diabetes including what the causes are, it’s difficult to get education out to the general public. Most people are […]

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Smoked Salmon Poke Bowl

I found this little number over on FitMenCook and decided to give it a go with a couple of slight tweaks! It’s a wonderfully delicious, light and refreshing meal and incredibly easy to make – perfect for the hot week we have ahead of us! I’m a massive fan of sushi and salmon and this […]

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How To Test Your Blood Glucose

Testing your blood sugar is vital if you’re a diabetic. It allows you to inform yourself on what you can eat, do and how much insulin you require. Otherwise it’s a complete shot in the dark. Blind folded. After someone has spun you around 17 times. There are plenty different ways to test your blood […]

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Guest Post: Pranjali & Her Story

It’s been a while since I’ve had a guest post on here! Pranjali, all the way from India, got in touch with me with the incredible desire to raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes, her story, the challenges she has faced and how she has used her countries rich history to inspire her living with […]

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Injury & Insulin Sensitivity

For those of you who follow me on Twitter (@healthytypeone) you may have seen that the last couple of months I’ve not been exercising at all due to a very painful trapped sciatic nerve in my lower back. Doctors orders. A complete rest. Now the trapped nerve has been with me for a while, it’s […]

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What It Means To Me To Be Diabetic

I actually struggled to think of a title for this blog post.  Essentially I want it to sum up how I feel about being a Type 1 diabetic. Involving the complete change of my daily routine over the last few years, constantly thinking about it both physically and mentally, being very aware of everything that […]

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Eating Is Not Cheating

I saw a great quote the other day. You should never feel guilty of eating food unless you’ve stolen it. The terms ‘clean eating’ and ‘cheat meals’ are ones that have been tooted by hundreds of media outlets, fitness websites, supplement companies, fit pro’s, food companies, slogan makers and now many through their social media […]

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