Hi everyone, I’m Steph. I am the chairperson of Diabetes Guernsey, a mum of one and a paediatric speech and language therapist. I was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 8, so will soon be celebrating my 22-year diaversary (yes, there will be cake). Here is a snapshot of my life at the moment!
I have an early wake up from my 17-month-old daughter. I quickly have time to scan my Libre before I get her up! I remember to take my tablets (for insulin resistance and my thyroid condition) and make a coffee to wake up. As usual, I’m doing too many things at once and forget to do my insulin until I’m halfway through breakfast, cue the mid-morning sugar spike!
It gets to dinner time and I realise I haven’t checked my blood enough today, or had enough water (a big factor for me in sugar control), but luckily, I remembered to do my insulin at lunch so things aren’t looking too bad!
I finish the day doing a bit of work, eating a few handfuls of chocolate buttons (I’m only human) and hoping to get to bed early enough to get my 8 hours (haha).
I find my diabetes hugely frustrating some days and other days it goes smoothly. I get annoyed for forgetting, not testing enough and eating the wrong things, but I always try to remind myself that I can’t do it all, and for now, while life is hectic, I just need to do my best!