Snail versus Schwarznegger

“I’ve sent you an email,” said my younger brother. He smiled. I wrongly assumed that it would be a video of him firing a tennis ball past me from our latest on court battle (which I always win) or details of some trending dance fad.  To my surprise I found an article attached titled “Snails […]

Thaipusam

In February 2020, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and about a week later I went on my first post diagnosis outing to witness the spectacle of Thaipusam.  To those of you not familiar with the festival the irony might become apparent by the end of this post. Like most T1Ds (Type 1 Diabetics) […]

Sugar Doggy

COVID 19 – I hope that you and your families are staying safe during the coronavirus. Please take care. Let’s get into some technical stuff. Our bodies need a certain level of glucose to function properly, and dropping lower than that level can be dangerous.  Hypoglycaemia, or hypo, is the medical term for low blood […]

Not so clear!

Hi everyone, just to clarify my last post referred to my original and initial hospital visit back in February. My new and redundant sunglasses had been staring back at me for weeks and prompted me to write about my eyesight experience. Just a quick clarification as it may have sounded like I have been back […]

I Can See Clearly Now

COVID 19 – I hope that you and your families are staying safe during the coronavirus. Please take care. Four months ago… Seeing clearly is wonderful.  Something incredible happened the morning I rose from my hospital bed and gently yet forcefully pushed my drip and I towards the bathroom (the drip’s hanger had surprisingly stiff […]

UFC 249

COVID 19 – I hope that you and your families are staying safe during the coronavirus. Please take care. I usually have the living room to myself in the morning to do my pre-breakfast glucose busting exercise.  Today at 6:00am my brothers were already tactically sprawled around ready to watch UFC 249 – a Mixed […]

Tarahumara Iskiate

COVID 19 – I hope that you and your families are staying safe during the coronavirus. Please take care. I surveyed the competition and twisted, nudged and wormed my way towards the starting line settling in with the other 300 plus athletes from schools around my State.  We initially sprinted through a paddy field and […]

Easter Bunny self-isolating?

COVID 19 – I hope that you and your families are staying safe during the coronavirus. Please take care. Happy Easter everybody! I hope you all have a wonderful day and perhaps some of you might even celebrate in the way that I usually (at least used to) do on Easter Sunday – by indulging […]

Nightmare on Sugar Street

COVID 19 – I hope that you and your families are staying safe during the coronavirus. Please take care. Nocturnal hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar at night time. Although potentially dangerous, if somebody wakes you up it can be fixed with three teaspoons of sugar down the hatch to get levels back to normal. […]

Dear Dr Banting

Dear Dr Banting,                                                                    You do not know me but I know a lot about you. The invention of the internet by another genius called Tim Berners-Lee gives me the ability to learn about you on a small electrical device about the size of a hip flask. We call it a smart phone. I am […]