Type 1 Diabetes Looks Like Me


Type 1 Diabetes looks like me.

A person who flew across Australia in July with 800 test strips, 200 syringes, 2 boxes of insulin, 2 blood glucose meters, a travel letter, a plastic sharps bottle, spare lancets, batteries and insulin prescriptions.

A person who placed his belt, watch, phone, camera, insulin pen and glucose meter onto a tray in order to get past security at Parliament House in Canberra on the afternoon of Tuesday July 7 2015.

A person who was fighting the urge to consume a whole packet of losenges to combat his sore lumpy throat on that freezing cold afternoon.

A person who stood proudly on those steps inside Parliament House, with his jacket pockets stuffed full of diabetes crap.

A person who is relatively healthy, and still able to do relatively “ordinary” things, despite having diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes looks like me. And I’m very proud of that.

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