Looking Back At Diabetes Awareness Week

As it was #Diabetesawarenessweek last week and I try to set examples and build confidence in our young people in care here at #FusionFostering I thought I would take the leap to put myself out there and share my struggles with Diabetes. If this empowers one person then it has done its job. I work with lots of young people and use diabetes as an example of how to manage situations, we also have a few of our own foster carers who are type 2 diabetics! #nothingcanstopus #fosterwithdiabetes

I have been a type 1 diabetic for well over 20 years and this hit me hard as a child. From skinny and unwell to on insulin and hospital in a matter of days. Look out for the signs #thirst #needawee #skinny #moody. Every young person goes through challenges and needs support, parents, carers, friends and family and #diabetesawarenessweek offers a great platform for people to share their stories and gain support from the masses instantly. #changinglives #helpingothers #helpingyourself #positivevibes

I have not been the best controlled diabetic and have had my own complications, however as technology advances from a syringe to an Insulin pump and engaging with the support offered with the amazing #NHS, I have grown myself in confidence and learnt to not compete with myself. I do not have to be ‘the perfect diabetic’ but keep focused, positive and strive to be better and except my highs with my lows! #testmybloodsugarlevels

Looking Back At Diabetes Awareness Week

Mark Gibson-Cook – Support Worker / Business Support – South East