This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate our mothers and grandmothers and show them just how much they mean to us. Being a mum is a tough job, mothers take on lots of different roles and it may sometimes feel like there’s not enough time in the day, or that you need an extra pair of arms!
It’s currently the middle of exam season, which can be a stressful time of year for many young people and their families – even without diabetes being added to the mix!
Whether you’re a student sitting an exam or a parent or caregiver supporting their child, we have some suggestions on how to reduce exam stress and balance those blood sugars.
Many of us have experienced feeling stressed – the common sensations of butterflies in the stomach or being unable to ‘switch off’ – and for someone with diabetes, knowing how to cope with stress is important because stress can affect how they manage their condition. It can also be caused by various factors relating to diabetes such as receiving a diagnosis or adjusting to treatment.
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.