What is diabetes?
Diabetes Mellitus (often referred to as simply “Diabetes”) is a condition where the body cannot maintain normal blood glucose levels. We need glucose to provide us with the energy and we need insulin to help the glucose enter the body cells.
Why You May Need Diabetes Support
To help you manage your diabetes and teach you more about all sorts of diabetes related topics
Motivational and Inspiring Stories
Carolien helped me to understand why I need to take insulin injections every day and she showed me how to do this myself without too much discomfort. I never thought I would be able to inject myself, but I am now doing it and it is easier than I thought!
I have struggled with my weight my whole adult life. As a result of being overweight I developed type 2 diabetes. Initially I just tried to ignore it, but after a few years I had a heart attack. Turns out the 2 are linked! Carolien put everything in perspective and helped me to gain control. I now check my sugar levels regularly and take my medication every day. With Carolien’s help I am managing to keep my sugars between 5 and 10 and I feel better than I have in years. Thanks so much for all your advice and support Carolien, you sure have helped make life with diabetes easier.
I have had anxiety for quite a few years and then I became a type 1 diabetic. Not a good combination, as I ended up checking my sugars around 20 times per day to make sure that I was not having any hypos. Carolien helped me reduce my anxiety by giving me some mindfulness exercises. At first I was sceptical, but who would have thought? They work! I now use continuous glucose monitoring which means I can still keep a close eye on my sugars, but without having to prick my fingers all the time.