Monday, 29 November 2010

A little chilly!

Well actually it is b#**¤y freezing! I know we live in Finland but it doesn't usually get this cold until at least January - currently minus 15 degrees C and falling. I wouldn't mind so much but on Thursday I start Day 1 of a 5 day craft fair in Helsinki - Naisten Messut at Wanha Satama, Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th December, if you are in town! So lots of standing at bus and tram stops to get to the venue, leave in the dark, get home in the dark. Also to boot I will be working on my Birthday!
Actually I am looking forward to it very much - I have a good stash to sell, usually good company from other vendors and lots of enthusiastic people looking for Christmas gifts. Minus 5 degress would be OK!!!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

In case of emergency

Break Glass! Not guaranteed for low blood sugar though!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

3 years ago

Something changed. Not something I would wish on anyone but it happened. It does. Type 1 Diabetes entered our lives and is here to stay. Have we changed? Yes , but in a positive way  I think. I have always been a great believer in living each day to the full - even more so now. We will not hold back  because of Diabetes.
I cannot spend each day waiting for the worst to happen as I know it can. Perhaps 20 years of working in hospitals with sick people has hardened me a little.
 I have 2 amazing children, a wonderful husband, the best Mum and Dad plus 2 brothers and their great families. Would I change anything? Probably not - This is who we are now. Having said that a cure would be the best thing ever, not for me but for my son.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

World Diabetes Day 14.11.2010

This is for my son and ALL those affected by Type 1 Diabetes - we need a cure.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

D Blog day - my 6 things I would like you to know

 In honor of D Blog are 6 things I want the world to know about Diabetes :-
  • We did nothing 'wrong' to cause A's Diabetes. A mix of genetics, enviromental factors and just sod's law caused this autoimmune disease.
  • For type 1 Diabetes the only treatment is Insulin. Insulin in too larger doses can kill. There is a fine line between too much and not enough sometimes and we often don't get it right. Not through lack of trying though!
  • Yes he can eats sweets, ice cream, biscuits - I just need to know the carbohydrate content of everything he eats and calculate the right dose of insulin ( see point 2)
  • Diabetes affects everyone in the family -A, Mum, Dad, Big sister, Grandma's and Grandad.....
  • .....Yes Diabetes is in our life but it is not our life - we will do anything and everything as before, but with an extra suitcase for all his supplies.
  • We would like a cure please.

Don't forget World Diabetes Day on 14th November - we will be doing the Big Blue test. Will you?

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


I don't make hats but when my daughter smiled and asked nicely for a hat, for her Halloween party at school , how could I say no! As my children share my obsession with little green men the subject matter was obvious. It was Halloween after all!
Here it is as it was drying in the sauna. As it is now November, long grey days, dark by 4.30pm , my chances of a good photograph are nil!
 So in the sauna it is!

Here's hoping your Halloween celebrations went smoothly ( and without scary blood sugar numbers!) Boo!