Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune chronic illness characterised by elevated blood glucose levels due to the body’s inability to produce insulin. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune Insulin producing beta cells located in the pancreas are destroyed by the body’s immune system and therefore the pancreas no longer produces a sufficient amount of insulin.… Continue reading Signs and Symptoms of T1
Keeping Blood levels between optimal levels is probably most difficult around exams. The range of emotions that accompany preparation takes its toll on all of us, but it's extra challenging for Type 1's. Exams bring about inevitable stress. This can have both hyper and hypo effects on blood glucose levels. In the build up to… Continue reading Exam time
Living with Type 1 means the poking and prodding doesn't stop. When you're newly diagnosed, it's highly unlikely that you'll be put straight onto an insulin pump, so unfortunately that only leaves injections. For me, my daily routine consists of at least 4 injections if not more, 1 injection before each meal and a single… Continue reading Skincare and Injections.