Daily (mom) life with diabetes and no gluten

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Dexcom: initial excitement

The days before I am getting the Dexcom (G5) I am extremely excited. I simply cannot wait to try it out. Can it really live up to the hype? Is it really as good as others have told me? How… Continue Reading →

Medtronic vs Dexcom

My four years are up. It’s that time I get to choose a ‘new’ pump. A difficult choice since I will rely on this piece of technology to keep me alive every day. Currently I still have the Medtronic Veo… Continue Reading →

Time flies!

Time flies when you’re having fun, when you’re engaged, get a new job, move to a new country. Oh wait, all of those happened the past couple of months. I am married to a wonderful, loving husband, and although diabetes… Continue Reading →

Low carb does not equal low calorie

The last few weeks I have been very busy getting used to a low-carb diet. Unfortunately, this has also resulted in the blogs falling a bit behind as I have mostly been in the kitchen trying things out. My nutrition… Continue Reading →

Splash mountain

Twas the middle of the night, everything was dark and I woke up with a parched mouth and excessive thirst. How could this be? I had just drank Splash Mountain?! I am not unfamiliar to the fact that blood sugars… Continue Reading →

The gym vs Me

Last Monday the boyfriend and I have been members of the gym for three weeks! By the second day of our subscription I could barely lift my arms above my head from the muscle ache… Talking about an over-ambitious start :’)… Continue Reading →

It’s a low-carb life for me

In my last post I shared my personal feat of baking something which tasted delicious despite it being low-carb and gluten free. Yet why challenge yourself with low-carb when gluten and dairy are also not your friends? Recently I discussed… Continue Reading →

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 →

James Bond

It was very early last Thursday, and per usual I was a couple of minutes late. This was a slight problem as I had an important meeting in Amsterdam and I could not miss the train! Naturally the pump gave… Continue Reading →

Graduation

As of December 18th I am done with my Masters. Yesterday I finally had my graduation ceremony so now I am officially allowed to use my Msc title! There have been a lot of up’s and downs the past 5,5… Continue Reading →

Running with diabetes

Running; usually I enjoy it, occasionally I wonder why bother… but most of the times I can get myself off the couch and into the great wide open. Since before I had diabetes I already participated in a track and… Continue Reading →

Young Leaders growing up

Currently I am in Vancouver, Canada. Next week, the World Diabetes Congress will take place here and people from all over the world will come together to talk about diabetes. For the past two times, prior to this congress young… 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 →

Even the best make mistakes

As the sunrays cascade over my face, I hope my third attempt to write this blog will be successful. Because how do you write about the biggest mistake in your diabetes career? About a morning filled with hypo’s without a… Continue Reading →

Night owl

It is 1 o’clock at night and I am walking through the city center of Groningen. I couldn’t possible have a bigger smile on my face. Who would’ve thought I would willingly be awake this late at night a year… 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 →

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