Ninjabetic

The highs and lows of a Ninjabetic life

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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Saturday, 11 June 2016

Losing Weight for all the Wrong Reasons




It was a few months ago, in March, that my weight was at the forefront of my mind. When I should have been buzzing about visiting Budapest for the first time, or researching my favourite topic (diabetes of course) for my dissertation, I was distracted by the media as it jumped on the bandwagon and shone a bright spotlight on our diabetes world...

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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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Saturday, 14 May 2016

How to insert Abbott's Freestyle Libre sensor





My long overdue YouTube tutorial showing you how to insert the Abbott Freestyle Libre sensor and start it up! Click on the pic to watch, enjoy and please leave comments and feedback!



Laura x 
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

A letter to my 16 year old self...




Dear 16 year old me,

One day everything will change for you. You may not feel it now, or for a very long time in fact, but one day everything will start to get better. I promise you that.

You’ve just been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. You’re scared, angry, confused and currently you’re very much in denial about your condition. You’re hiding away from it as much as you possibly can and at the same time you’re trying to fight it, to protect yourself and your family from the way it makes you feel. It’s exhausting, isn’t it? Each day is an ever weakening battle to muster up the energy to move, to think, even to smile, but you but you carry on regardless because you don’t know what else you should do. You don’t really understand what it entails, what this diagnosis will bring, and what you do know of it has frightened you enough to make you want to run as far as you possibly can and hide from it... (cont)


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