Hi. I’m Frank, and this is my blog about day to day life with type 1 diabetes.
I’m from Perth, Western Australia and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a young adult in 2010 (you can read my diagnosis story here). I managed my diabetes on Multiple Daily Injections for six years, before taking a plunge into the world of insulin pumping in May 2016.
I started this blog as a bit of a creative outlet to complement my studies in marketing and communications. I didn’t even think there were many diabetes blogs out there, let alone an active community of people sharing their stories online. Today, I know so much more about diabetes than I ever did before I started my blog. I am far more empowered and passionate about the condition that I live with, and I credit that to being a part of the diabetes community.
This blog has given me a voice. It’s helped me gain a great deal of confidence in my own diabetes, which I felt very alone with for quite some time. I love being able to pour my heart and my honest thoughts onto these pages. My dream is to write for a living someday. I guess, even today, this blog remains a glimmer of hope that one day I might find work more closely aligned to where my passions lie.
Outside of diabetes, I love binge watching a good TV show. I enjoy music along the likes of Good Charlotte, The Fray or Snow Patrol. I enjoy the outdoors, so long as there’s no physical activity involved! I live for the cooler months of the year. I love technology. Put a plate of Pasta, a Coffee and a Cannoli in front of me, and I’ll be your best friend.
Thanks for reading, and I hope that you can relate to my stories in some way.