Humans are pretty stupid. For example, I've never really had a sweet tooth. I'm more of a savoury guy and always have been. Even as a kid, my mum would give me money to get something from the shops for her and say "and get some sweets for yourself,". I'd invariably come back with crisps … Continue reading My sudden sweet tooth
So I've had to take the last few days off work again due to being chronically tired. Most mornings I've rung work, gone back to sleep and only woken up around lunchtime. As well as type 2 diabetes, I am also currently suffering a vitamin D deficiency, which according to my doctor has a count … Continue reading Trials and tribulations
So you have been diagnosed with diabetes, but what comes next? In my case it was an appointment with a diabetic nurse, who explained a load of stuff to me about the condition and whatI would need to do in order to manage it. Firstly, I would be starting a course of medication to try … Continue reading I have diabetes – now what?
Short version: You might not. Type 2 diabetes can go undetected for up to 10 years …
So before my diagnosis I had a little understanding of what diabetes is and its effects, but I suffered from many of the misconceptions that abound concerning the condition. There are two types of diabetes, helpfully called type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes, your body does not produce insulin, usually not at … Continue reading What is diabetes?
"Hi, we've been asked by the nurse to book you in for a newly diagnosed diabetic appointment." "Oh. Ok, er … so I have diabetes then?"