Category: peer support

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Diabetes is an opportunity

It’s burning in the hills behind the town where I live in Australia. I am grateful not to have to evacuate but am concerned for those who do. The entire valley all the way to the beach is in a blanket of smoke. It’s hard to breathe. We just went to the beach for some relief but there was none. It was strange to … Read More Diabetes is an opportunity

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Change is coming

Today, I’m hooked on the news. Instead of scouring through my feed and picking up the latest info on diabetes, i.e. tech innovations, cure explorations or people thriving in the DOC (diabetes online community) I’m absorbing the enormity of an issue that goes way beyond personal health and wellbeing. Our planet is broken, and the impassioned speech delivered by Greta Thunberg to the UN … Read More Change is coming

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Stop the merry go round, I want to get off

Keeping up with social media, blogging, yoga teaching and just plain surviving is intense. As much as I love every single aspect of my life, I definitely get overwhelmed. Like today, after a night of surfing the edge of lows (6 glucose tabs later), I’m kind of a wreck. I’ve always been good at “putting on a smile.” It comes from my dancer days … Read More Stop the merry go round, I want to get off

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The Good and the not so good

Who I am I kidding I am not at all sad to say goodbye to 2018. Yes, it was a year of many milestones, such as continuing to launch the book and creating an online summit, not to mention getting my BG levels under control. But that doesn’t mean I was running around with a 24/7 grin on my face. It’s been a year … Read More The Good and the not so good

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You Got This!

It’s Christmas Eve here in Australia. Last year we were in The US with my family. We’d spent days shopping for presents, dressing the tree and the turkey and enjoying the snow and the cold. It was a personal cause for celebration with the launch of my book and the promise of many events and launches to come. I remember thinking how lucky I … Read More You Got This!

Diayogi Dialogue Karo Sharma Bonus Episode 1

Diayogi Dialogue with Karo Sharma Welcome to our first bonus episode with Karo Sharma. Karo is someone you have to meet. She’s trained teachers all over the world and walks her talk. In our interview she shares how yoga helped her turn a negative into positive, fear into certainty.  For her diabetes is just a part of the story. Find out how she deals … Read More Diayogi Dialogue Karo Sharma Bonus Episode 1

Diayogi Dialogue with Evan Soroka Episode 3

Diayogi Dialogue with Evan Soroka Our Diayogi dialogue today is with Evan Soroka, a yoga teacher and yoga therapist for people living with Type 1 diabetes. I can’t wait for her to share her wisdom which includes a calming focussed breathing practice. As a dedicated yogini, Evan is a shining example of how yoga can take you from feeling out of your depth and … Read More Diayogi Dialogue with Evan Soroka Episode 3

Writer’s Envy

I don’t think I’ve ever said this but I have writers envy. I know…I know…it’s probably nuts to say this but after spending two days with Australia’s top diabetes bloggers and advocates at the Dx2sydney2018 event hosted by Abbot, it’s hard not to feel awestruck in their presence. My jaw dropped when Renza Scibilia from Diabetogenic casually mentioned that she knows exactly how long … Read More Writer’s Envy

The Power of Choice

Last week I was invited to an information day in preparation for the launch of the Ypsomed Insulin pump in Australia. Full disclosure: Ypsomed paid for my hotel accommodation and transportation to attend the info day without any expectation that I would write about their product. Any of the opinions expressed here are my own and come fully locked and loaded. From the onset, … Read More The Power of Choice