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The Impact of Hypos in Diabetes

The Impact of Hypos in Diabetes

Do you hate hypos as much as me? Hypos can be a real problem and are probably one of the biggest fears for people with diabetes and their family members, and the impact of hypos in diabetes can be huge. …

A Look at The New Low Carb Muffin From Muffin Break

Brought to you by Muffin Break and Helen Edwards Creates Living with diabetes is no picnic as you all know, yet food is a central part of our frustrations (do you like the pun?!). But seriously, not being able to …

Here are 5 ways to handle unexpected blood glucose levels:

5 Ways to Handle Unexpected Blood Glucose Levels

Last night I went to bed with a blood glucose level of 10 mmol and enough insulin on board from my pump to bring it down to 6 mmol overnight. Usually I sit up to wait out insulin on board, …

How to enjoy your Christmas eating

Christmas Food Ideas For People With Diabetes

With Christmas sneaking up on us so quickly, and so many Christmassy foods being promoted in the supermarkets,we thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about how to manage this sometimes tricky time of year and some great …

Diabetes Problem Solving, Common Questions & Answers

Diabetes Problem Solving, Common Questions & Answers

We get many people contacting us for personal counselling and support. Often people have similar concerns and stories which we are going to share with you regularly on the blog and our youtube channel. QUESTION “I have had type 2 …

dealing with diabetes burn out & depression

Diabetes TV: Talking About Diabetes Burn Out & Depression

Life with diabetes can be lonely. It can also bring up all sorts of difficult emotions. In today’s episode of Diabetes TV, I am talking about diabetes burn out and depression. Please share your thoughts and any questions below and …

DAWN2 Shows Impact of Diabetes Distress on Family Members

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why diabetes is a family affair

Why Diabetes is a Family Affair

The diagnosis of diabetes is often unexpected and unwelcome to say the least. It can be quite a shock for the person with diabetes and also for their family and friends. Along with the diagnosis of diabetes can come a …

why people with diabetes must use our voices

Why People With Diabetes Must Raise Our Voices

Collaboration between people with diabetes, health care providers and policy makers must happen to create better outcomes and quality of life for people living with diabetes, and indeed the entire community. As a person living with type 1 diabetes since …

cany you eat that and other dumb diabetes comments

Can You Eat That? And Other Dumb Comments About Diabetes

Have you heard these phrases before? “But you don’t look like a diabetic” (and what exactly would a diabetic look LIKE??) “Can you eat that?” (well can YOU, or more to the point SHOULD you?) “Oh you must have the …

the new national diabetes strategy 2016 - 2020

National Strategy for Diabetes in Australia 2016 – 2020

It is a big busy time in diabetes at the moment – we just had World Diabetes Day, and in conjunction with that, the Australian National Diabetes strategy launched for 2016 – 2020. This week the world diabetes congress is …

Living an Attached Life with Diabetes

If you live with diabetes and rely on technology to stay alive it can bring all sorts of emotions. As a person with type 1 diabetes myself, it is very interesting to live life permanently attached to something – my …

Welcome to Diabetes Can’t Stop Me – a blog and community all about creating a happy healthy life with diabetes. I am Helen Edwards, person with type 1 diabetes, writer and blogger, diabetes advocate, consultant and speaker. I am also online retailer of sustainable homewares, podcaster, wife, mama to 3 gorgeous boys, and lover of people and planet.

Being all about health and happiness does not mean Diabetes Can’t Stop Me is all about ignoring the hard parts of diabetes, or the hard parts about life!

It is about sharing real stories, tips, ideas and inspiration; standing up for our rights, making sure people with diabetes are heard; and making connections. When you can see the whole picture, you see what is possible and you don’t let diabetes stop you living your life however you desire.

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