Archive - October 2011

I Guess ‘Hello’ Is A Good Start…

There I was, playing Bejewelled Blitz, relishing the fact that I’d finally beaten one of my friends, when up popped a notification from the Diabetes Facebook page asking if anyone was interested in blogging. I’m not sure if it was a ‘hypo’, a ‘hyper’ or the sheer exhileration of winning that made me do it, but here I am ‘blogging’!

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My life with Diabetes

I’m new to this whole blogging thing, but I felt like I would feel privileged just to talk about diabetes, as over the years I have come to accept it.

So My names chelsea I’m 18 years old and lived with Diabetes since I was 8 years old. I’ve had a lot of problems with my diabetes over the years (I will talk about this at a later date), but one thing I have learnt is that although there will be bad days with it, Diabetes shouldn’t control your life it should be part of you and your identity.

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First time – be kind !

It’s all very well volunteering to write a blog – but sitting in front of a (very slow) computer screen and all of a sudden it’s a pretty daunting task. I suppose the thing to do in this first post is to share my story with you.

I am 56 years old and live in a rural area in Lancashire. I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes around 9 years ago. I didn’t consider myself particularly unfit or overweight (15 stones for a 5′ 10″ frame) and my lifestyle was no different or any more unhealthy than my friends. I’m a keen cook and we eat hardly any processed food and although I like a pint I tended to drink only socially – and to excess only about once a month.

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