The art of self-injecting insulin

The art of injection taking is something I pride myself in as I would now consider myself quite the experienced self-injector. I don’t really brag to many about this form of art but thought there was no better place than my blog to share this special skill and provide a few of tips and tricks […]

A Postcard from NZ

Kia Ora, I’m sorry you have not heard from me in while but my first semester at university (Otago, Dunedin) has been rather hard work despite the fun I’ve also been having. If any of my friends at St Margaret’s College (my residential college at university) are reading this, thank so much for being so […]

The Wood Frog

Coming from Malaysia I had attempted to mentally prepare for the weather here in NZ. I thought about refusing to wear a jumper in our local cinema (it does get pretty chilly when you’re inside) and perhaps thought about tactically positioning myself in front of the air conditioning in my school classes (these were military […]

Quarantine I Spy

Kia Ora.  Done with my full two weeks of quarantine so I can officially say that I’m a seasoned quarantinee. I have some tips on completing a 14 day isolation in NZ, some of which are related to diabetic survival and some of which fall into the bracket of general survival.  Two weeks can feel […]


Not going to lie, I was a little anxious to hop on board a plane as this was going to be my first time flying with Type 1 Diabetes but a few travelling jitters weren’t going to stop me.  I rejected the idea of being left behind in Malaysia with the dogs. Don’t get me […]

Diabetic Shark Cage Diver

There is a show I’ve come across on Netflix very appropriately named Sugar Rush but perhaps not for the reason you might first think. It is a baking competition where pairs of cupcake warriors have to scrap it out through a series of  baking head to heads striving to survive a knockout competition. Not only […]

I need SOAP

“Remember, candidates sitting for the examination are to conform with the outlined Standard Operating Procedures.  In particular, candidates are not permitted to bring in any items that are not required for answering the question paper.” I have an issue with these SOPs. No matter how much I’d like to be a conforming candidate I simply […]