Catriona

Catriona

Diagnosed Aug 15.. Massive shock but have learned it’s now a part of life and get up and get on with it. Family and friends support is brilliant, but miss having another type 1 to talk too about it. Originally from Ireland and now living in Perth Australia. Mother to a 16yr old boy and a wife. I lead a pretty healthy lifestyle (even before becoming type1) I’m still in the “honeymoon” period which can be frustrating at times, with highs and lows when I think I’m doing everything right.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
Self confessed chocoholic which has been tamed thanks to becoming type 1.. So there’s a bonus ☺️
Apart from reducing refined sugar, I eat pretty much the same foods as before as I had a pretty healthy diet. .
I used to feel paranoid when eating out and having to inject, but now I’m like “this is me and what I have to do, so look away if you don’t like it..”

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
As much as I try not to dwell on being Type 1, I just find the constant worrying going to bed each night, and the unreliable BS levels I’m having at the moment can be draining. But it’s life and I have to learn to deal with it. All the needles and pricks are nothing compared to what can feel like mental torture at times.

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
100 regular sized 😀


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