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Best HbA1c ever!

It's Thursday and we've had Hamish's best HbA1c result ever so we thought we'd celebrate with a #diabeteswontstopme video! Make sure you crank up the sound - Hamish loved the groovy cowboy track as he goes rainforest riding with Simba the Horse... #diabeteswontstopme   https://www.oneand2.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/diabeteswontstopme-horse-riding.mp4

Category: May 2016 Blogs

Did he eat too much sugar?

A couple of months ago Hamish announced out of the blue that he knew why he wasn’t invited to a friend’s birthday party. “He said he wanted to invite me but his mum said she didn’t know how to deal with my Diabetes.” Uggh. Really? We were both seething inside, furious and heartbroken. Don’t get us wrong – we weren’t mad because he wasn’t invited to a birthday party, or that the mum didn’t want to deal with his Diabetes. He won’t...

Category: May 2016 Blogs

Our Hero

As Hamish went to the Dawn Service yesterday wearing his Great Grandfather’s war medals it made us think about all Type 1 Diabetics who, on a daily basis, battle a war of their own. Type 1 Diabetes is an unforgiving, frustrating – and what a lot of people don’t realise - life threatening condition. It’s often referred to as an invisible disease because from the outside, there is no real way to indentify someone with Type 1 Diabetes. On the inside, however,...

The Pendulum Swing of Type 1 Diabetes

It was a beautiful afternoon so we headed down to the beach. Hamish's BGL was 2.7 upon arrival (boo!), then 5.4 after treatment (yeah!) but 17.3 by the time we got home (boo again!). It’s the pendulum swing of Type 1 Diabetes…In between the lows and highs, he had this awesome fun.‪ #diabeteswontstopme https://www.oneand2.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/diabeteswontstopme-at-the-beach.mp4

“Somewhere on the planet it’s close to 2am and the parent of a child who lives with Type 1 Diabetes is awake.”

We saw this quote on a website the other day and the truth of this saying made us both laugh and sigh with sadness. Hamish has zero awareness during the night if his BGLs have dropped into dangerous territory. He doesn’t wake up, toss and turn, disturb, come too and feel funny – there is no indication, nothing. No matter what the level, whether it be 4.0, 2.7 or even 1.9 on one scary night he feels nothing. The threat of...

Party On, People

Hamish went to an awesome birthday party a couple of weeks ago for one of his best mates Charlie. It was at a local beach and was three hours of surfing, swimming and  skateboarding followed by a sausage sizzle, cake and then home. It was an ideal situation for a Type 1 Diabetic 9 year old boy – heavy on the exercise, light on the party food. And an ideal situation for us as the parents, where our biggest...

“I just don’t want any more bad things to happen to me”

2015 was a bit of a crappy year for us, plenty of personal sadness. We were glad to see the back of it. So we decided that as a family 2016 was going to be all about joy. We were going to do things that made us happy, made us laugh and made us feel like we were embracing life. First cab off the rank was booking a once-in-a-lifetime snowboard trip for Hamish and Brad to Japan. They were...

#diabeteswontstopme

We haven’t found the need to hashtag before but we figure if we are going to start, this is as good a place as any. #diabeteswontstopme. This is how Hamish lives his life and was top of mind as we kicked off Easter with a trip to the Royal Easter Show. To be honest, Easter is the one ‘event’ we dislike the most when it comes to managing Type 1 Diabetes. But we have committed to Hamish right from...

The Diabetes Ripple

Last week we wrote about Hamish’s diagnosis with Type 1 Diabetes and how in an instant it changed everything. One day we knew nothing about BGLs, insulin and hypos and the next we were sitting with an Educator, a Doctor and a Counselor learning how to deal with this new way of life. It got us thinking, though, that it wasn’t just us that Diabetes impacted. Hamish’s diagnosis touched everyone around us. It was The Diabetes Ripple. The circles started...

Jumping in with both feet

Well, we’ve made it to blog #2 – and it’s like Pandora’s Box has been opened. When we first talked about writing this we weren’t sure we had much to say but we can confidently tell you that we now have a long list of things to write about and it’s a matter of trying to hold us back! We’re jumping in with both feet, which is a bit like what life is like after you are told your...