Daily (mom) life with diabetes and no gluten

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Sugarsweet irony

Every month the Dutch Diabetes Association brings out a magazine. For the March issue, which arrived this weekend, I gave an interview about my insulin-allergy-adventures. It remains a unique situation with very little knowledge, and, even more important, very few… Continue Reading →

Present tense, Past and Future; Using thesis writing to look back on my life

After six months my time in Groningen has almost come to an end. If it were not for the boyfriend I would love to stay here, if only for the great gluten free food! After six months of researching the… Continue Reading →

Check, check, double check

Last week I had my last appointment with the insulin allergy department in Amsterdam. Because of some minor snowfall all transport in the Netherlands is de-railed and as it had snowed the day before we took off bright and early…. Continue Reading →

A new year

The first day of January always feels a little strange (and no, I don’t mean a hangover), it’s a similar feeling to the day after your birthday. A year has passed, thus it is the start of something new, and… Continue Reading →

World Diabetes Day

World diabetes day (November 14th) is the day that diabetes is the center of attention worldwide. It is also the first day of my ‘new’ life with diabetes. Do I feel different? To be honest, not really… yet I know… Continue Reading →

Hospital day 3

Today I was ready for my last vial as I had put in so much effort and time the last two days. However, usually something happens which changes everything again but I was still hoping on getting out today, or… Continue Reading →

Hospital day 2

Today is my second day in the hospital. I haven’t slept very well, or long for that matter. The bed is not very comfortable, it squeaks, I had a bad hypo, and unfortunately I woke up from my roommate a… Continue Reading →

The phone call

Last Wednesday was October 1st, the date was circled in my agenda. After October 1stI was allowed to call the hospital to ask where I was on the waiting list to get treated for the insulin allergy. This was as… Continue Reading →

Insulin allergy

Unbelievable, no idea that it was possible but apparently it is… As a person with diabetes you can be allergic to insulin… I am allergic to the adjuvant in long-acting insulin and on top of that I am allergic to… Continue Reading →

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