A helping hand…

Sometimes when we think we know everything, we actually forget the basics…at least thats how I felt this last couple of months…

Going on nearly 17 years of Type 1 Diabetes freeloading off me and I suppose in that time I have learnt new tips, tricks and hacks which over time fill the space where the basic management of diabetes existed.

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Since the Cape to Cape mountain bike race at the end of October this year, which I might add was freakin awesome fun, 221km of dirt and trails on a mountain bike over 4 days, epic! Anyways since then my control has been all over the place, tripling my insulin dose and just basically throwing a spanner in the works, I don’t even want to know what my HbA1C is after nearly 2 months of that ūüė¶

Anywho I decided that I needed some professional help, not the crazy in the coconut kind but the Diabetes and Nutrition kind, I needed to re learn the basics of Diabetes and food management to get a reset and get my life back on track!

It just so happens that I know of this super awesome Type 1 Diabetes team in Perth who has¬†a Super¬†awesome Diabetes Educator, Amy Rush,¬†who also happens to be an awesome¬†and up to date Dietician, what a great win! (check out her 16 day¬†‘Tentatively Type 1 Blog‘)

So I booked an appointment with Amy from the Telethon Type 1 Family Centre (awesome peeps) and got back to basics whilst improving on what I already know and practice, it was also good to hear the truth about certain things which I think I had fallen into a bit of denial about as well as pointing out the obvious, sometimes we just need another pair of eyes to tell us what we are already looking at.

So 2 sessions later and Im feeling better about what I am doing and also feel a bit more in control of my diabetes…so the wheels have been put back on and the cart is rolling again!

Cheers Amy, your a legend ūüôā

PS, I urge you to go check out this awesome resource and the great people there bending over backwards to help parents with young Type 1 Diabetic children.

Telethon Type 1 Family Centre