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How to Set Goals for a Happy Healthy Life

Goal setting sounds like an “effortless” task! After all, we’ve all set goals and made resolutions; whether it was last New Year’s Eve, at the start of the new season, the beginning of a new relationship or after a personal …

why you need friends when you have diabetes

The Importance of Friends When You Have Diabetes

Sometimes. Sometimes, when you are sitting up, waiting to go to sleep but you can’t until your blood glucose levels decide to start doing the right thing, the thing any respectful person would do, toe the line, get into shape, …

7 Tips to Help You Deal with Emotional Eating & Diabetes

Often the strongest cravings for particular foods occur when we are at our lowest point emotionally. Lots of people use food for comfort occasionally ­ either consciously or unconsciously, and on occasion it is not really an issue. This is …

Learning to Love Diabetes

Did you know we have a diabetes story page on our website here  This is just one little story about my life with diabetes which I wrote a few years ago now. There are many things that I could write …

10 things to hope for on world diabetes day

10 Things to Hope for on World Diabetes Day

It is world diabetes day tomorrow. There is always a lot of talk about prevention, and obesity and how we can reduce the numbers of people developing particularly type 2 diabetes. There are mutterings about healthy eating and  moving more, which …

How to detect, prevent and manage diabetes burn out

Diabetes Recipe Day: Salmon Salad

Muffin Break Through is More Than a Muffin

Brought to you by Muffin Break and Helen Edwards Creates I am excited to share with you today a story that I think you are going to connect with, because I know when people with diabetes just get each other, …

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Why Life With Diabetes is Not a Tragedy

Today I am talking about positivity. And the best life you could ever dream. And a girl I know who had a wonderful childhood, grew up, got married and had 3 babies, started a charity and 3 other businesses, was happy …

The Australian of The Year Awards 2016: Winning at Life with Diabetes

Have you lived with diabetes for very long, or had someone you love diagnosed with it? That alone is a reason to give you a medal. Living with diabetes certainly deserves a medal, and the thing is that most people …

the loneliness of diabetes

The Loneliness of Diabetes

**Language warning – this post contains some genuine words and thoughts about life with diabetes – don’t read if it offends you. There are so many times where you feel alone when you have diabetes. It is something other people …

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The Cure For Type 1 Diabetes: Will We Ever Get There?

  When you got diagnosed did someone tell you there would be a cure for type 1 diabetes in the next 10 or 20 years? Every day there is a new “cure” for type 1 and type 2 diabetes story …

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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