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That Time I Got Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

October 12, 2015
Type 1 Diagnosis Story

Oh, to be alive.

I have 100% written about my diagnosis before, so I’m basically just shoving this down your throats because, multi-platform, innit?

This was more like therapy than a vlog. You’ll see.

Any questions because apparently I just really love to talk rubbish about the Spice Girls instead of actually providing you with useful information, please comment! I like to know you’re out there. There’s 400,000 of us type 1s in the UK alone. You’re not alone in this, baby.


  • Reply Amelia October 13, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Wow great vlog. Our story is really similar. Love you blog keep up the brilliant work.

    • Reply missjengrieves October 15, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Thanks so much Amelia, you too! x

  • Reply Helen Wills October 13, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    If you were a ‘madam’ then I know everything is going to be fine. GG is a madam, a completely, wholeheartedly, feisty, rule-breaking madam. So she’ll be totally fine :) I can so relate to the birthday cake story. It was my husband’s birthday 2 weeks after Maddie’s diagnosis, and he always has sticky toffee pudding. We invited friends over, and I made a pudding for 4 spread to 8 people, so as to make the portion smaller for her. They were so nice about it, but I could see it in their faces. Needless to say, this year we had the most gratuitously calorific pudding ever, and everyone had a big bowl of it. Might have paid for it in the night with corrections, but it was so worth it!

    • Reply missjengrieves October 15, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one! I didn’t break all the rules but I was definitely a very cheeky so and so. I’m glad my adult life doesn’t fill you with dread! Ahhh sticky toffee pudding, I can imagine that causes some bother but as you say sooooo worth it (I’m drooling into my keyboard…) but how are you supposed to know what to do in those early days!? It sounds like you were making the best of the situation (as opposed to cancelling the pudding altogether! HORRORS) At least we know now that cake is entirely appropriate on celebratory occasions. And Mondays. And weekends. Oh… xxx

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