Type 1 Diabetes

A Unique Perspective…..

Last week, I talked about a book I’d recently read that had impacted greatly on me (Mia Freedman’s ‘Work Strife Balance’, again make sure you read if you haven’t already!). My blog mainly focused on the ‘Balance’ part. This week, I want to talk about the second book which had a similar effect  and that is ‘first, we make the beast beautiful’ by Sarah Wilson. Sarah Wilson made a huge difference to my whole family several years ago. Her first ‘I Quit Sugar’ book was released around the same time that my eldest son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes [...]

Charity Work / Volunteering – It’s Important to Give Back!

One of the things that I love to do in my role as a business owner is to look at ways that I can give back to the community. One of those ways is by volunteering or assisting charities or communities to raise funds. I am very appreciative of what successes come my way, and as a busy person, I love to get involved in areas where I can contribute to make a difference and support other like-minded people. This is very rewarding and something that I find incredibly self-satisfying. It may be volunteering in local community organisations as a [...]

250 Days Insulin Free!!

Today marks 250 days since my son has had to inject insulin – more than two thirds of a year!!! Hip hip hooray!! For those that have been following our story, in March last year my eldest son was struck with Type 1 Diabetes, which come from nowhere and completely shocked us all, certainly knocking us for six. Not ones to give in or give up without a fight, by the beginning of May we made the decision to completely overhaul our diet and committed to daily exercise. And that meant the whole family, not just my son, as we [...]

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Lachie Back On The Paddock After ICU Diabetes Scare


By | August 20th, 2013|Blogs/Stories, Media Articles, Type 1 Diabetes|0 Comments

65 Days Insulin Free

And yes, we are counting!! Of course we are counting as we are currently on an exciting journey of seeing how long we can go for, without my son having to inject himself with insulin. My eldest son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes five months ago, and we did listen and understand when we were told there could be no cure and that he would need to give himself four insulin injections a day for the rest of his life. But this has not stopped us from working on our own ‘cure’ and doing the best we can to [...]

By | August 20th, 2013|Blogs/Stories, Type 1 Diabetes|0 Comments

Diagnosis – Type 1 Diabetes

I’ll never forget the night that my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was the most frightening thing I have ever experienced and for a while I was really scared, and I mean really terrified that I was going to lose him. It all came from nowhere, totally out of the blue. There is no history of Diabetes in our family and I certainly had no idea of the symptoms of even what Diabetes actually involved. One thing is for certain, we have all been on a massive learning curve over the past few months. Late one Tuesday, [...]

By | August 20th, 2013|Blogs/Stories, Type 1 Diabetes|0 Comments