Diabetic Living Australia

‘I’m in a fight for my life’

TYPE 2

“Wake up and start looking after yourself,” is what I’d tell the 30-something-year-old me if I could travel back in time to the beginning of my journey with type 2 diabetes. That, and “stop thinking the complications won’t happen to you”, because they can – and they have.

From poster child to poor excuses

Thanks to not taking care of my diabetes, I’ve got liver cirrhosis, a heart arrhythmia that needs constant monitoring with a LOOP device that I’ve had inserted just

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