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Project365:Day21:Australia- A Very Poetic Visual

This picture says it all.

Lance had been asking for drinks, however, it is terribly humid here today. On his third request, he hesitantly held out his finger for a test.

In this photo, Lance is ready for bed, but he is really thirsty and has been going to the toilet a lot. this reading is extremely high, and says that his blood is saturated with sugar. He did have a small decrease in his insulin tonight as a precautionary measure as he didn’t eat a lot, due to the humidty.

The number tells the story

Diabetes is like walking on a tightrope with a blindfold on and a bull racing straight towards you. If you can keep you balance, your doing well. If you lose your balance, you get back up and get yourself settled again. If the bull knocks you plummeting to the ground, you still have to get back up. Even with battle marks, you have to get back up and give it another shot. This is life with Diabetes.

You’ll never know what’s around the corner.

Insulin is not a cure.



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Ask Lance!

Not too long ago, a lady from America contacted me, and asked me if I had any advice about her four year old son. He was having bad troubles with fingerpricks and injections, he would run away and cry and upset his Mum and Dad.

I asked the Mum a few questions about her boy, and I put my thinking cap on.

Then I came up with a few ideas, and I quickly emailed the lady and told her.

She replied in the evening and she was SO HAPPY! She said her boy was laughing so much that he didn’t even realise that he had had his injections.

So, I asked my Mum if I could start a section called “Ask Lance.”

I have had Type 1 Diabetes for over 5 years now, and I also have had undiagnosed coeliac disease for quite sometime, too.

Between my Mum and me, we have worked out the easiest ways possible to combat the toughest problems that Type 1 Diabetes can throw a kids’ way.

If you have had a child that is newly diagnosed, or a little kid that is really confused, it is really helpful to speak to someone else who has Type 1 Diabetes or who cares for someone with Type 1 Diabetes. Of course, I am not a doctor, and neither is my Mum, but we have a lot of experience regarding how to make Type 1 Diabetes as insignificant as a mozzie bite.

I check my site everyday, so I will be able to get back to you as soon as I can. If I don’t know the answer, then my Mum will. It doesn’t matter how personal the question is, we feel like we left our dignity at the front steps at the hospital.

We are unshockable.

I would really love to hear from you!

In case you didn’t know, I’m right down under in Australia, so I might have some problems with food differences and measurements, but as I said, that’ s where Mum comes in.

You can ask me about Type 1 Diabetes, Coeliac Disease, hypos, severe hypos, nypos, what it’s like to be in an ambulance, drips, A1C tests, JDRF, being a Youth Ambassador, fundraising, looking after your feet, seizures, hospital, sick days, exercise, ketones, bullying at school, having trouble accepting FingerPricks and injections, discrimination, glucagon. I’ve been though it all, man.

With a little bit of advice, and some smart, helpful tactics to beat the Diabetes Monster, you will be amazed at how much happier and more confident you will become!

You can even ask me about my hypo-alert dog, Chino, too!

I really look forward to hearing from you, and I hope that I can help even a little bit with any problems you may have.

Peace and Jellybabies.


Lance xxx

PS..If you have an adult question that you need to ask my Mum, she is only too happy to help also. She is the Endo Queen.

(We had to get her to stop buying books about diabetes and blood sugar,because she was becoming obsessed! She explained that she just wanted to know EVERYTHING so that if I ever needed her help in an emergency, she might be able to offer assistance before the ambulance/medical professionals could.)



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