Diabetes

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 13 years ago in my first week of secondary school. As well as having to deal with an oversized & lucid purple blazer, I was also taken to hospital and told I would now have to inject insulin every day. A double whammy.

At the time this news affected my family more than me, as I didn’t know much, if anything, about diabetes. I’ve grown up with the condition and have since left school and college, travelled round the world, graduated from University, undertaken a postgraduate course and I am now 25 – living and working full time in London.

I’m hoping my experiences and insights that I intend to share on this blog will show that if you manage and engage with the condition, it doesn’t have to stop you from doing what you want to do.

Yes – that sounds very cringy, because it is, but one of the aims of me putting my rambling thoughts into a blog is to quell any fears that just because your pancreas has decided to pack it in that you shouldn’t follow suit and do the same.

Over the course of this blog I will go through the highs and lows (pun intended) of being a diabetic from festival frolicking and queue jumping at the tuck shop to gallivanting around the globe and day-to-day London life.

Everyone has their own relationship with the condition and no two diabetics are the same (more to be said on this later) so this by no means is intended to be the gospel on diabetes management. But my hope is that by sharing some of my experiences it will help others to engage with their condition.

So stay tuned for more diabetes, and life, related ramblings and musings.

Matt