Ninjabetic

The highs and lows of a Ninjabetic life

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Insulin pumping 4 years on


To begin this blog I must send out an apology. It would appear it has been 6 months since I last posted on here and although I have regular thoughts on blogger topics that I'd like to share, my time and energy levels have taken me away from my previous health-related brain dumps. I'd like to say that I can now go back to blogging as I had before, however working as an actual real life nurse now (I know, it's a scary thought) is far more physically and mentally demanding than I could have ever expected. That's not to say that I don't love my job, I absolutely adore it in so many ways, I just now need to summon enough energy and motivation to get back to my old advocacy and social media ways. It would appear that people have, sadly, lied to me, and coffee does not provide adequate support in summoning these blogging essentials.  
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Monday, 31 October 2016

Meal time management and hypoglycemia


A little while ago the team at Novo Nordisk approached me to write a blog and record a video about how I manage my diabetes to avoid hypoglycemia. As food is one of my favourite things in the world I decided to focus on carbohydrate counting and the way that it has helped me to overcome my highs and lows around food. 

Please click on this link to read my blog and watch my video. 

Please also give Novo a follow on twitter for more updates. 


Laura x 
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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Diabetes and Social Media




Click on the picture above to watch my video about how the Diabetes Online Community and social media has helped me. The video has been made for the new BERTIE online diabetes education programme which is being relaunched in September 2016! Keep an eye out for an update on BERTIE here where I will share more details. 

Laura x 


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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Guest Blog - So what is a diabetic diet?





A big thanks to Dan for writing this guest post! You can check out Dan's social media platforms at the end of this blog.
How many times have you been asked the question:
"But you're a diabetic, can you eat that?"
If you're anything like me, it's been a fair few times.
I understand the well meaning of this from those who aren't familiar with diabetes. They've heard certain stories from the media and word of mouth about how diabetes is essentially a sugar related disease and they've assumed that you can't eat sugar or anything fun.
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Blog exclusive: The UK LibreLink app launch

                       


Exciting diabetes techy stuff on the blog today! 

Abbott's LibreLink app has been launched in the UK for android users who wear the FreeStyle Libre glucose sensors, with an aim of making diabetes management even more simple. You can get the app in the Play Store if you have a smartphone with NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities. 


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Monday, 13 June 2016

Diabetes week 2016

Get your 'Faces of Diabetes' picture here 


It's Diabetes Week and this year's theme is 'Setting the Record Straight'. This means patients, carers, professionals and charities are taking to the streets (and the online streets) to dispel myths around diabetes. Join the Diabetes Online Community (#DOC) in telling your stories, experiences, facts and videos and help set the record straight about what diabetes is and what it is like to live with. 

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Seeing Beyond Diabetic Retinopathy



According to Time hop, five years ago today was a very important moment in my life, although at that time I couldn’t see past the fear and uncertainty I was facing. I had come to a dead end and I couldn’t see my future ahead of me...

Continue reading my column at The Diabetes Times.

Laura/Ninjabetic x 

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Monday, 6 June 2016

Review of the new Carbs and Cals books



A few weeks ago the lovely people at Carbs and Cals contacted me to see if I wanted to provide feedback on their new books; Carb and Calorie Counter, Smoothies and Salads. Of course I said yes straight away, these would be the perfect tools to aid my new diet/exercise and overhaul of my diabetes/gastroparesis management, all rolled into three delicious looking books! (cont)

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