I’m a BAD Diabetic!!

  I’ve just read this article in the Spectator¬†from a Doctor who has stated that he would rather have HIV than diabetes and it got me thinking. For years I was worried that I might have contracted HIV – it was the worst possible fate I could think of as a young adult in the…

I’m disappointed in myself

…but not as disappointed as my doctor is!! I had my annual diabetic check up yesterday and whilst there was good news – my cholesterol is down and I’ve got no sensation or blood pressure problems – I have had a sustained spike in my blood sugars over the last 3 months and my weight…

Let’s talk about porridge

I’ve had to admit as it’s getting cooler and darker in the mornings I am starting to hanker after something a little more substantial than toast and an apple for breakfast. As DBags everywhere will tell you Porridge is a superfood for us. It gives us the energy we need in a great slow release…

From DBag to Windbag

Great… Just when you think it can’t get any worse, when you’ve already come to terms with not being able to eat the things you love, with taking medication for the rest of your life, with having to check your blood sugar daily and with having to tell people why you can’t have sugary options…

Sometimes I hate being diabetic…

It’s just so god damn boring!! The stuff I love, whether its chips, sweet things, crisps or even pasta are lumped in the same group….Carbs, the silent killer! I always wondered how I ended up being a DBag. Before my diagnosis I didn’t even have a sweet tooth! I was overweight, badly, which I now…

seared tuna and carrot ‘pasta’ ribbons

I really miss Pasta sometimes but it always comatoses me when I have it at night, which is when, lets face it, we all want a comforting bowl of pasta!! Whilst this isn’t pasta it’s bloody lovely and really fills a pasta shaped hole when you need it. And what’s more its very carb light…

My Sugar Free Tutti Fruity Jelly Surprise

What is it about Diabetes and Sugar Cravings? My whole life I’ve been a savoury person but since I’ve been told I cant have sugary stuff – its all I’ve wanted. So as I’m now back on the wagon I’ve been trying to come up with something that will manage my cravings but not send…

Another day, another Doughnut!!

Life isn’t easy being Diabetic!! Not only do I have to take medication for the rest of my life but in addition I cant join in with the office fun that is ‘bring a treat to work’ day!! Today is a case in point….not one but TWO birthdays both involving cakes, sweeties and even a…