5 Ways My Life Has Changed After A Year With Type 1 Diabetes

Have you ever been guilty of not giving yourself enough credit? I was guiltier than most towards the end of my first year with type 1 diabetes. After having time to reflect - during a week away in Italy - I've come to look back on the 12 months that have passed since my diagnosis in a positive [...]

A Review Of Think Like A Pancreas By Gary Scheiner

After being warned off 15g of carbs on Twitter once, I considered that a middle ground is not always such a bad thing. If you're after a middle ground between Bright Spots And Landmines' tips and Diabetes For Dummies' everything-you-need-to-know styles, then this book might just be for you. About The Author Gary Scheiner is [...]

Mission Failed – Running a Sub 25K With Type 1 Diabetes

"Every failure is a step to success"William Whewell The more observant amongst you will have noticed that my fortnightly updates - documenting my following of a 10 week sub 25 minute 5K training plan -ended rather abruptly after week 6. Real life decided to get in the way sadly. The following meant that time, energy [...]

A Review Of Diabetes For Dummies By Dr Alan Rubin and Dr Sarah Jarvis

In my review of Bright Spots And Landmines by Adam Brown, I said, If you’re the type of person who likes ‘hacks’ or simple-to-follow advice, then Bright Spots And Landmines will be a book you’ll enjoy and find useful. However if you’re after a deep dive into the science behind type 1 diabetes then you’ll [...]


Sometimes you just have to grit your teeth and get on with it. This fortnight has been a time where getting out the door for a run has seemed very unappealing. Now, that's not such a bad thing. Yes, one reason I've had to talk myself into leaving the house is I've started to find [...]

Sub 25 Minute 5K Training Plan – Fortnightly Update 2

This fortnight I've been thinking about Tyson's Fury's fight with Deontay Wilder. Except for a knockdown in round 9, everything looked to be going great for Fury. Then a flash knockdown in the 12th looked to have rendered him unconscious. Fury shocked everyone by finding the strength to beat the ten count. The judges then [...]

A Review Of Bright Spots And Landmines by Adam Brown

I have previously talked about the book 'Bright Spots & Landmines'. (See the posts 'A Fever Strikes' and 'Woah, We're Half Way There' ). In this post I review the book, and discuss some key ideas that have helped me immeasurably since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes nearly 8 months ago (April 2018). About [...]