Sunday, 30 September 2012

DSMA September Blog Carnival - D Swag!

This month's Blog Carnival is all about Diabetes gear, what you carry arround with you and where! I have little bits of D-swag dotted around my room, in various drawers and boxes, at work and at Amy's. You can never be too careful!

This is normally the D related contents of my handbag:

GlucoTabs (Raspberry flavour)
Test kit
Pens with spare needles

As none of it's attached to me... my bag doesn't really vary much. It gets triple checked in the morning, and double checked at the weekend by either my Mum or Amy (as I have been known to forget things...).

Diabetes gear isn't normally... attractive, and if it is usually comes with a hefty price tag so I was given a nice sparkly pencil case to keep my pens (fitted with their Timesulin caps) safe and in one place, along with a handful of spare pen needles and a tissue just in case of bleeders!

This post is my September entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival. If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at

Monday, 24 September 2012

Diabetes Art Day

Happy Diabetes Art Day!

This year I was a little more organised with my art project! I took inspiration a few months ago whilst I had a hypo in my room and snuggled up with the crocheted blanket I was knitting for Amy.

It's not quite finished, but here it is so far....

Diabetes Comfort.

For more information on Diabetes Art Day please click here. It's a brilliant project expressing your life with Diabetes and another way to connect with other people from the DOC. Next year is going to be a little different with DArtDay moving to February, so plenty of time to get your thinking caps on! :)

I decided to tie in my Diabetes Art Day project with World Diabetes Day my making a DOC blanket and then giving it away via my blog.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the DOC blankie made by moi (not super neat and fancy I'm afraid...) then please tweet me using the icon on your left or PM Teapot Diabetic on Facebook. I'll pick a name at random on World Diabetes Day and post permitting, you'll have it before Christmas!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Fancy a Postcard Buddy?

I can't believe it's almost a year ago since I blogged about the last World Diabetes Postcard Exchange :)

If you haven't heard of it then here's a little info taken from the brand new website:

"Welcome to the home of the World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange, an initiative to connect people affected by diabetes from around the world with each other during the month of November in celebration of World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Awareness Month. Participants in the Postcard Exchange send and receive handmade postcards with assigned Postcard Buddies. They create postcards using the blue circle, the international symbol of diabetes, in their design. The Postcard Exchange was created to promote healing through Creativity, Connection, and Activism"

This year is looking to be even bigger than last year, so head on over to the website for more information and to fill in the new registration form! If you have any questions please contact the lovely creator of WDDPE Lee Ann Thill at

I got a really lovely postcard from a PWD in New York last year, and can't wait to find out who my postcard buddy will be this year :)

So get signed up and get creative!