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Pregnancy – hypo bonanza (week 8-10)

Pregnancy with type 1; you hear about the big babies, about the extra risks you put yourself and your baby through, the impossible insulin resistance. I wasn’t so prepared for all the hypo’s… I read in my pregnancy and type… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy – the first endo visit (week 8)

After confirming the presence of baby I called my endocrinologist the next day to schedule an appointment. Four weeks earlier I had a ‘regular’ appointment, the first time since looping. I have never been scared to visit my endo but… Continue Reading →

Labor of love and loop – part 2; loop tips & tricks

First off, due to the wonderful guest post from Gem I did not feel I forgot to pack anything. The most thankful item of her list was a socket extension, as she stated, most hospital beds do not have a… Continue Reading →

Looping through labor – Guest post Gem (UK)

In preparation for my own birth I asked around the closed loop & pregnancy facebook group for other ladies willing to share their stories. Here is a guest post from Gem (UK) My resounding memory of my first diabetic labour… Continue Reading →

Labor of love & loop – part 1; my birth story

It is the end of December, my baby boy is almost due. My husband and I enjoy the peace and quiet, after tomorrow our lives will be changed forever. The night before our wedding, two years prior, my sugars were… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy – before we realized (week 5-6)

Half way through April I started to have less of an appetite and my sugars were a bit troublesome. I figured this was because I was still trying to figure out loop, I had only started a couple of weeks… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy and type 1 diabetes with a closed loop – the preparation post

Congrats! Most likely you’re reading this because you’re pregnant or trying to conceive. Spoiler alert, I’m typing this while my little one is gurgling in the play pen and happily “chatting” to the owls on the mobile above his head…. Continue Reading →

How low can you go?

The first couple of days in Groningen have passed and I have survived them remarkably well! Though I do have to get used to being back in a student room and especially not seeing the boyfriend every day is tough…. 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 →

Hospital day 1

I ended up falling into a restless sleep. The boyfriends alarm went off at 06.00 and for some strange reason I couldn’t sleep anymore. I ended up watching some series in bed. I wasn’t very nervous, there was still a… Continue Reading →

It’s time

Last week I have been very busy with forms to request study delay due to medical reasons and trying to figure out how I can improve my situation. The student doctor gave me the advice to call the insurance company… Continue Reading →

Life is like the game of goose…

Life can be a fairy tale, but maybe it’s more realistic to compare it to the game of goose. You can’t always live on cloud nine, or in the case of the game, on geese. Not every square has a… Continue Reading →

Gnomes

Recently I was at my endo for a check-up. Due to the insulin allergy I have unstable sugars and I am either high or low all day. “Did you have any fun hypo’s recently?” my endo asked. Well, actually, they’ve been… 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 →

I spy with my little eye; people like me

You are a patient, regardless if you have diabetes, you are celiac or you have hay fever. You are ‘different‘. And sometimes you get confronted with it if you like it or not. For example at a dinner where there… 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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