Ninjabetic – diabetes burnout

13th October 2015

This morning I woke up feeling very happy. So happy in fact that it felt very alien to me and I realised that this isn’t the norm, not at the moment anyway. I know that most people are a little ...

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Ninjabetic – Fighting for survival…

14th September 2015

I’m unsure of how to start this article, so I thought I’d just come out and say it… I’m exhausted. All I’ve thought about for the last few months is how much of a struggle I have found being a ...

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Ninjabetic – me before my illness

6th July 2015

My local commissioner has just asked me a question that made me well up…but before anyone thinks the worst, I’m happy about this. You see, she was the first person (in the 13 years I’ve lived ...

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Ninjabetic – The C word (in diabetes)

4th June 2015

It is complicated this diabetes business, isn’t it? The diagnosis of a long-term condition can be life altering. The management differs between us all, and sometimes it changes so frequently that ...

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Ninjabetic – the language of diabetes

9th January 2015

I’ve been thinking recently about the way that I talk about diabetes and the way that others communicate with me and also about me. Language is a very powerful tool used in discussions about ...

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