Currently, Storm Emma is causing havoc in Ireland, so there's not going to be a better time to talk about how cold weather affects diabetes management. The reaction to cold weather will vary for everyone, and can cause both hypos and hypers in people. Generally if people go low, it is due to the fact… Continue reading Cold weather and Diabetes
In my previous blog, I highlighted the importance of insulin. The reality of taking insulin is the fact that it can be difficult to get the dosage right. 80% of the time, I get it right, or at least I almost do. For me, "getting it right", is keeping my blood glucose (BG) levels within 1… Continue reading Misjudging insulin doses
What is Type 1 diabetes? This may sound like a basic topic, but this time last year, I had absolutely no idea what diabetes was. I thought diabetes was one disease, not at all knowing that while technically sharing the same name, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are very different illnesses. To be very… Continue reading What is Type 1 Diabetes?