Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Insulin Pump Sets: Moving Location

**This isn't necessarily an information post, it is my own  experience and learning tips.

I think I have probably worn a set or a sensor everywhere you possibly could. I've worn cannulas on my arm, stomach and bum whilst having sensors on my thigh, stomach, bum, lower back and arm. Obviously not all at the same time.

I first got my insulin pump aged 6, starting on sof sensors the very same day. I can proudly say I will have been pumping for 10 years on the 14th of December this year!! When I started I had both my sensors and cannulas in my bum, always along the very top because I was a creature of habit and would never, EVER rotate. 

Read the rest of this post here on my new blog: https://pancreasless.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/insulin-pump-sets-moving-location/

Monday, 18 July 2016

What are the 6 True Pros and Cons of having Type 1 Diabetes?

So, there are are the typical good aspects of diabetes you hear everyday, such as “I get my favourite sweets when I have a low!” I’m fairly sure everyone has heard that one before whether you’re 5 years old or 20 years old, you will have answered with that more than once.

The negatives are no different! I’m 100% sure that the stock answer to the ‘worst thing about diabetes’ question will be about the needles. The frequency of them, the pain of the jabs or even just needing to have them in the first place. We’ve all heard them and probably said them ourselves for lack of thinking or pure laziness.

But what are the things people don’t tell you that they like or don’t like about have type 1 diabetes?

You can read the rest of it here on my new site! https://pancreasless.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/what-are-the-6-true-pros-and-cons-of-having-type-1-diabetes/