NINJABETIC – Take a break

20th April 2017

A few months ago I wrote about the importance of being selfish when you need to be, not in the way that may cause upset or hurt to myself or others, but more of a self-soothing, self-management ...

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Ninjabetic – The language of diabetes

22nd March 2017

At this year’s Diabetes UK Professional Conference I had the pleasure of presenting with a fellow patient advocate, and amazing leader in diabetes youth work, Dani Cochrane. Dani and I were ...

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NINJABETIC – Dating with diabetes

2nd February 2017

After a good few months of being single last year I decided to throw myself back into the dating game, but this time I seemed to be very aware of the fact that I have a long-term health condition ...

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NINJABETIC – Diabetes awareness

14th November 2016

Diabetes Awareness Month is in full swing and one of the highlights for me is reading about change and how people manage that in their day-to-day lives. Obviously a diagnosis of diabetes, ...

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NINJABETIC – Hypo Awareness Week

5th October 2016

As it’s Hypo Awareness Week, it makes sense to focus on the topic that plays such a big part in the lives of people with diabetes. Personally, I find that the thought of hypoglycaemia has more of ...

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Ninjabetic – The love of learning

13th September 2016

As I sat back on my sofa with a cup of tea in my hand, feet up and my day-to-day tasks behind me, I realised what a beautiful thing online learning is. It’s fast, fun, easy to access and it suits ...

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Type 1 resource website launches

13th September 2016

A website which aims to pull together all the resources and support for people with type 1 diabetes has been launched. T1 Resources is a collection of useful links, websites and online ...

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Ninjabetic – Diabulimia support needed

17th August 2016

Today I want to talk about a charity that has been on my radar ever since I joined the diabetes online community, but one that, in the past, hasn’t had the spotlight that it deserves. A revamp of ...

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Ninjabetic – The life-changing #doc

13th July 2016

This week I had the pleasure of taking part in PhD research. It was about living with a chronic condition and using online communities to assist with the management of my type 1 diabetes, both ...

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