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Insulin Pump Therapy – Day One

The eve of my big pump day was almost comparable to Christmas Eve as a child. I was full of butterflies and excitement! Some background for you here, my last HbA1C before the pump was 7.8, I received my results pre-pump and it was 8.6…


An Overview of the Cellnovo Leave a comment Read more »

An Overview of the Cellnovo

I was quite impressed when I saw this insulin pump, seems to stand out from the ones currently around. I don’t doubt it will take a long time before it is available to us brits on the NHS, most likely because of the expense.


A Letter to my Local MP Gareth Johnson - A Reply from the Department of Health Leave a comment Read more »

A Letter to my Local MP Gareth Johnson – A Reply from the Department of Health

Following up from my previous post, Gareth Johnson forwarded the response from the deparment of health.


I Tried a Cannula Today Leave a comment Read more »

I Tried a Cannula Today

So today was a normal today, until I went to lunch with my friend Shelley. We met in our usual place, and had our usual lunch together. We got chatting about diabetes and the insulin pump, I was asking her some questions about the cannula’s.…


The change to HBA1C values Leave a comment Read more »

The change to HBA1C values

The way in which HbA1c results are being presented is changing. From June 2011 the values of HbA1c will be expressed as mmol/mol rather than a percentage.


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Diabetes Jargon

Beta cells, Basal, PCT, CHO, Glycogen, Ketones, Levemir, MDI.

Not know the meaning, then read on …


What is Ketoacidosis? Leave a comment Read more »

What is Ketoacidosis?

Consistently high blood glucose levels in the short term can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).


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What is HBA1C?

Within the blood stream there are red blood cells. Red blood cells are made of a molecule called haemoglobin. Glucose sticks to the haemoglobin which makes a ‘glycosylated haemoglobin’ molecle, called haemoglobin or A1C or HbA1C. The more glucose in the blood, the more haemoglobin A1C or HbA1C will be present in the blood.


I am Getting an Insulin Pump 2 Comments Read more »

I am Getting an Insulin Pump

It has been confirmed, I am getting my Insulin pump on the 11th of January 2011. At the moment I don’t know whether to be scared or excited. It will be a great step towards gaining tighter control of my diabetes, but I know it will require a lot of work to get it there.


The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Leave a comment Read more »

The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Well, as you may or may not know I am a Type 1 Diabetic. I feel there is not enough awareness around the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. So I have written an article, hopefully, that will help to explain the differences and bring more awareness.


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