Thursday, November 14, 2013

World Diabetes Day 2013 !

Hey guys,

Happy WDD 2013 ! Hope you guys have had a great day and have been raising awareness for us Type Ones. Today I have been wearing my blue earrings, my blue school shirt and a blue circle on my wrist to show my support:

I hope you guys have a great day/afternoon/evening where ever you may be!

Ps: Thank you SO SO much, this blog has reached 28k+ views, so thank you!!

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Year 10 & GCSE's

Hey there followers c:

Sorry I haven't posted for a while, AGAIN! But been pretty busy with the whole going back to school, getting back into a routine PLUS starting Year 10 which has been pretty stressful and it still amazes me how I'm actually in Year 10.

Anyway, the first week back at school went ok except from the coming home in low figures, but I put that down to stress and my second week at school has been ok, a couple of low numbers but nothing terrible which is good. How have your levels been going back to School/College?

*Sorry for the short post!*

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Long time no post...!

Hey there strangers,

Sorry I haven't posted in quite a long time!! But I'm going to give you an update to keep you up to speed with my life with Diabetes:

Hba1c number 4: 

So my Hba1c was 6.1 :) I was proud seeing as my levels have been quite high in the 3 months prior to my Hba1c. I have also lost weight (Which I am hugely happy about.) But the weird thing was...I have shrunk?! Haha I have no clue how, but yup I've shrunk, only by 2mm but still! So overall I had a good time at the clinic, well as good as clinic can be! But the only downer is that whist I was at clinic my consultant booked me in for my annual bloods on the 27th of November . _ . the same day as my next Hba1c..ooohh the stress!! At least I can get it all out of the way in one go. I'll probably regret this decision on the day of my blood test, but oh well. Gives me something else to worry about, right?

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tonsillitis... fantastic ._.

Hiya peoples :3,

Hope you guys are alright..can't wait for the summer holidays!! But unfortunately I've got Tonsillitis, this normally happens before we break up from school or for a half term, I always seem to come down with something and this time its Tonsillitis, last time is the Norovirus (or however you spell it!) Its official, I feel like crap ._. levels are either really high or really low. Keep going hot or cold and my temperature hit 38.4 last night :( didn't sleep very well and feel terrible this morning. Went to my GP yesterday and he prescribed me with Co-codamol and Penicillin to take 4 times a day. So I'm all drugged up, and hopefully my temperature will go down soon and this horrible Tonsillitis will go quickly :)

Have a great last week at school!!

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Monday, July 8, 2013


Hiya people :3,

So I've been on holiday in Spain, and unfortunately I have to go home tomorrow :( !! I've had a great time, buts it has been as if I wasn't a diabetic!! I'll explain;

A couple of days ago I didnt inject at all only for my breakfast. I went to the beach and had sandwiches, cookies and full fat coke and lemonades and levels were perfectly normal!! After that I went to a sleepover and mum told me not to inject, just pig out and enjoy I did. I had 3 cookies, lots of popcorn, a coke float and 3 jelly babies. Guess what my levels were????? ..... 6.2!!!!!! I was laughing so hard because I just couldn't believe it :P 

Topped my self up with more jelly babies. At about 3am when we were finally finished with watching movies tested again and my levels were 5.5 -.- haha! SO had a nutrigrain bar and 3 jelly babies, so I wouldn't have to get up at 5 o'clock and test myself again...and went to sleep. Guess what my levels were?? 

 In the morning woke up for breakfast, and I was 4.4 ._. 

My levels have settled down a little now, but we had to reduce my Lantus down to 14 from 15 just so I would have slightly higher levels, and it has seemed to work. I've been waking up on 6-7's in the mornings and going to bed on 8-9's :) When I get back home I'll probably put my Lantus back up to 15 again, but for now I'm good :D

How are your levels coping in the hot weather? (Heard that the UK was having great summer time temperatures *woop woop* ) 

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Hey guys,

Guess what......... WE DID IT!! Reached 20 thousand views! I'm actually so so proud! I only made this blog last year to share my story and help others that are in the same situation as me. I've made some great friends through this blog and hopefully I have helped others as well.

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your support :)
Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Monday, June 24, 2013

Today I am not a diabetic!!!!

Hiya people's,

Weird day today with my levels!! Woke up early on 4.1, had two jelly babies. I tried going back to sleep so I tested again 10mins later and I was 4.2! So I went downstairs got two biscuits and waited 10 mins and tested again 5.1 .. So I got in the shower got dressed for school, when it came to breakfast I was 5 ._. So I had some toast (which I don't normally have for brekkie) with-out an injection. 

At school around about half ten we have a break so I tested my self and I was 6.8 had a carb free snack and went to class. At lunch tested 6.4, could be asked to inject so I had a fruit bar (should've been about 2.5units) and thought I'd inject when I get home. 

When I did get home I was 3.9?!! Hahah couldn't believe it! Had no injections all day and levels have been perfect :3 pretty proud hahhahaahah! Had my first injection today at dinner and injected 3units, so I've had 3units today...unbelievable!! Can see why my endo thinks I'm "probable type one"!!! :) 

Does this ever happen to you? Of is it just me :S I must been honeymooning quite strongly!! 

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Sunday, June 16, 2013

I actually give up!!

Hi everyone,

As you know I've been trying to lose weight, and it really just ISN'T happening, and I'm fed up. I've tried a no carb diet, and I've put on weight AGAIN. So I just give up! I don't know what else to try. I actually hate Type One, because even though everyone says it doesn't restrict you from anything, well it sort of does. Because it is so much more harder to lose weight. I don't normally write negative posts but I'm just so angry with myself because I'm trying everything I can to feel better about my self and its not working.

Sorry for the rant..
Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hungry hypos!

Heyyy guys!

How you all doing? The name of this post made me laugh actually because when I was thinking about writing this post I kept on thinking of 'hungry hippos' hahaha :')

But anyways on a serious note, I've been feeling hungry quite a lot lately, and its super annoying because I'm trying to lose weight at the moment, and the last thing I want to do is constantly eat! So I was getting really curious to why I was feeling hungry quite frequently so I tested my sugars when I felt hungry and my levels would be low. So I was wondering if I had sort of developed a new symptom to feeling low? But I double checked with the Type One Teens group, and I wasn't alone! Quite a lot of people feel hungry when they go low too. So if any of you were wondering why you're feeling hungry quite a lot, just test your self and check, because you never know you might have the same problem as me. Just thought I'd let you guys know just in case you hadn't heard of Hungry Hypos before, because I certainly hadn't neither had my mum.

Have  great weekend followers :)
Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Type 1 Diabetes Meme's :)

Hiya guys!

Happy Sunday C: Hope you  guys are all ok!

I just wanted to share with you a site on Facebook called "Type 1 Diabetes Memes" its an absolutely amazing site! Whenever I'm down they cheer me up with their funny Type One images and quotes :3 they've also got a website where you can buy funny Type One slogans on bags, clothes, cups, badges etc.. so I thought I would share it with you!

The Facebook page:
Their website:

Enjoy :D

Loads of love,
From the Ginger T1 x

Ps: Sorry for the short post, had my dog on my lap ._. hahah :')

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Good week :)

Hiya followers,

I've had a really good week this week :) My levels have been great, I've been in the 5 and 6's and haven't been too high at all ! Got a feeling my Hba1c will come back down, and my doctor will think I'm "Probable Type One" . _ . Hahah.. oh well :') I know I'm Type One.

How have your levels been this week? Message me via my email, or comment under this post. Can you guys give me feed back on this post and tick any of the boxes under this post.

 Thanks! :)

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hello Strangers :P

Hi guyss,

Sorry I haven't been on here that much recently. I've had quite a stressful start to the half term because my school have been told that they could be faced with a closure. So this means my options would be messed up, my friends will be sent to all different schools, I don't like the school in my catchment area ... * stressss * but considering all that stress levels have be ok-ish.

Yesterday morning my school, family and I went down to my school and started a protest. It was a friendly protest I assure you ;) ! But we all actually had great fun doing it. It was just so lovely everyone coming together to fight for something we love. And again, levels were fine, despite all the jumping around and hot weather.

Hope you guys are having a great half term!!

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Monday, May 13, 2013

My emottiooonnsss :3


Hey there :')

Proud to say my blog has reached 17,000+ views :D :D :D :D :D :D (Can you tell I'm happy?!)
Awrh, thankyou guys so have no idea how much I'm smiling right now :)


Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hba1c ..hmmm

Hey there!!

So on Wednesday I went to my 3rd Hba1c in the Uk, and I was sorta happy with it :) My past A1c's have been 5.7%, 5.5% .. and this time it was 6.2% ! I was still happy with the results because 6.2 is still a great A1c :) but I guess I was sorta peed because it had gone up, but not that much :D !! At least I have a reason for my A1c's to be higher, as my levels have been unusually high for the last 3 my goal is to maybe have less highs over these 3 months, and when I see the Nurses and Consultant again in August, hopefully they will be more happier with my BG levels :3 !

Loads of lurrrveeee,
The Ginger T1 x

Monday, April 29, 2013


All I can say is WOW.

Thank you guys :'D You have no idea how much this means to me :3 Gah.. I just had a look at the blog to find it had made 16,000 views! I just said to my mum "How did I get this many views?!" and we both just said "I don't know.." hahah! Its a great feeling knowing that you guys are bothering to visit my blog and read my posts. It means so much to me. It really does!

My reaction.

Chat soon :)!
Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Sunday, April 28, 2013

ITS OVER !!!!!!!

Heyy there :)

MY SPANISH GCSE's ARE OVERRR :'D So happy!! Now to relax and be a normal teenager again! normal as I can be, people that know me will understand that I'm not normal at all ;D

But yeaa..anyways :) How are you? I haven't had much response in how you guys are getting on with your diabetes. I just kinda waffle about everything and anything, but I'm interested in how you guys are !

I'm gonna end this post off now..keep the comments and the emails coming in.

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Is it Friday yet?!

Happy Friday everyone! 

Oh wait..what? Its only Wednesday?? . _ . greaaat...

Hiya guys,

Not having such a great week, this week seems to be dragging and I reeallly don't like it when it does that. I've had two English year 9 SATs exams (which aren't fun at all!!) I have my last GCSE writing exam tomorrow, then on Friday I have a Science year 9 triple science exam o_o what is it with my school and exams!? I hate them .. they should be band ;D 

What I feel like at the moment.
My levels have been semi normal with exams. But my levels have been quite high recently (not due to exams), and I think that when I have my next Hba1c in May, my A1c will be higher than last time (5.5%) but my A1c needs to come up more to prove to my consultant that I AM TYPE ONE DIABETIC.. seeing as he thinks that I have "Probable Type One" .. I don't like him o_o

Talk to you later guys.
Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Woooooo! *Air Punch*

Heeeeeeeey :D

I'm in a happy mood, as you can tell by the title of this post! ;D Ok, I'm happy for 2 reasons;

1) My blog reached 15,000+ views :'D ! I'm so prouddd :3 I just wanna say thank YOU all for reading my blog, and commenting on posts and following me all the way since the beginning. I love the fact that I have people who enjoy reading my blog and that they can relate to it. I started this blog up to help everyone and anyone out there who has Type One. I know how much I needed support and to know that I wasn't alone when I was first diagnosed, so I thought I'd make this blog for people who feel or felt the exact same way :')

2) Alssoooo, I completed more 2nd Speaking GCSE Spanish exam today :) *I'm doing my Spanish GCSE 2 years early. For the people that don't know, I lived in Spain for 8 years* My bloods were surprisingly well behaved! At the end of the exam I managed to get a B! *Happy Dance* I have two more exams to do O_O but after that I'm FINISHEEDDD!! So glad for these to be finally over :') ! But obviously there not /completely\  finished because I have my GCSE's in Year 10 and 11.. but for now anyways :)

Talk to you later bro's :o)

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Thursday, April 11, 2013

We have a plan...

Hiya guys!!

Ok, so as you know I'm on a the Type One Teens site on Facebook  and a few of use have decided that we're going to try and raise enough money, or convince someone (hopefully a celeb) to sponsor us to raise money for an advert about Type One awareness on the TV. We know how much money it costs to have a TV advert so that's why its so important to raise money.

Also we were thinking of making posters (A3 size) to put up in hospitals, doctors surgery's and places like that on Type One, what it is and blahh blahh blahhh ;D So.. if you wanna design a template and send them over to my email address ( and we'll decide which one to use, or use some of your ideas.

Also!! I was watching 'This Morning" today..and I was wondering, wouldn't it be a cool idea if my mum and I were to go onto the show and talk about Type One?? I thought it would be a great idea because Phillip Schofield's brother has Type One!!! So I'm sure that Itv will let us go on, and talk about it :)

So that's my adventurous plan to organise :)

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Saturday, April 6, 2013

I can't I found some diabetic related gifs. Enjoy ;D

This is so me when I'm low ;D 

After over compensating on a low...

When mum asks me why my sugars are high and I'm like...

What I feel like on a bad day..

When I get a great Hba1c :D hahahahah

What I act like when I'm low :P 

I laughed so hard at this pic !! After I've raided the fridge..

Pahahhaha! After having a blood test.

When I inject for a high carb meal and someone nicks some of my food...

After having a rant at someone for getting diabetic facts wrong ;D *Wink wink* Ellie and Lois !

When a non diabetic gives me advice..

I hope I made you laugh :) 

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Exciting stuff...

Helloooo (:

So last September I went up to London to meet up with a researching company called T1D Stars who were researching into their new injection pen. It was a really cool experience, they videoed me having a look at their products. I then went into another room and was interviewed and asked all different questions to do with Type One, how it affects me and my life. It was a really cool thing to do, and I recommend it :D

My mum got an email this morning saying that the research company had looked at my interview and said that they liked it and that they would like to interview me again to be on their website ;D *GO JAZ!* So that's pretty awesome that they liked my interview..and I get to chat to them again :)

Have you guys ever done any interviews for research companies? If you have then wickeeedd ;D hahah ! x

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Friday, April 5, 2013


Soo I've been on a sorta no carb diet for 3 days now and its going good..I've been having less carbs *So no high content carbs like bread and all that stuff* and having more fruit, yogurts and all that healthy crap.. ;D And I've lost 2lbs so far so I'm quite proud of my self :P 
It feels quite cool not doing as many injections .. but obviously I still inject for stuff like fruit and stuff but only small amounts. But the thing this is .. I keep going low? Like today..I woke up on 6.4 I had these banana small pancakey things with strawberries 4units..then at Lunch I was 5.5 so I had an orange and a vanilla yogurt 2.5units. I tested again in about an hour and I went low :S 
 I couldn't work out why.I just put it down to not having any sustainable carbs. What happens with you guys when you diet..? I'd like to know because this is the first time I've tried dieting whilst being diabetic x Sorry for writing an essay -.- Hahah xx
Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I've fell in love with gifs ;D Have a look...

 I was reading a girls Tumblr site today, and saw moving images.. I've seen them before as I have twenty millliiooon Justin Bieber gifs on my phone :P So I kinda love these moving pictures.. here's just a couple but :P Make sure you read the captions!

As you guys probably already know, Nick Jonas has Type One diabetes and I found this gif and I thought it was quite cool :3

This is what I feel like when I'm low ;D .. EAT ALL THE FOODD :P pahahha!!

This is what I feel like when my levels are high -.- literally...

So yeaa :') Just thought I would share that with you guys :D If you have any diabetic related gifs with captions feel free to comment them below or email them to me and I'll put them on the site; xx

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 ! x

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Meet Ellie :)


Let me introduce you to Ellie! I met her on the Type One Teen site on Facebook *which has been a fantastic help* she's helped me right from the beginning ..and always been there when I've been stuck. So I'd really appreciate it if you guys had a look at her blog she's just started up...

Also she's made a video, so if you guys could have a look at it as well??

Thank you guys !!

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 xx 

Finally I reached the 1 year finish line!!

Heyaa followers :)

So, yesterday was my 1 year anniversary! I had a pretty good day. I decided to do something so I wasn't sitting around the house dwelling on what yesterday actually meant, so I went out with friends and we had a great time!

My mum made me the most wonderful cake..and it tasted AMAZING!!

  Here's a pic ...
Its a red velvet sponge cake, with vanilla butter cream and a white chocolate covering! It tastedd soooooo good :) my levels didn't agree.. a LOVELY 15 mmols afterwards -.- Oh weelllll, it was my 1 year anniversary, who cares about a miner slip up, eh??I reaaallyy can't wait until next year for a fabulous cake!

Oh, and if you haven't realised .. the cake is in the shape of a Freestyle Test Strip ;D hahha.. with actual test strip surrounding the cake pahahaha.. love my mums imagination :D x

So for my first anniversary it was a pretty good day :D Here's to many more good years xx

Loads of love,
The Ginger T1 x

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hello guys.. I'm back!!

Hello :)
I haven't written my blog since August last year, I'm not sure why I stopped but I'm back now. I have SO much to tell you guys!! This is going to be LONG, so be prepared for an essay...

October 2012 :

I had a hard time in October as my levels were very erratic and ranging between 4-16.6 .. (16.6 was the highest I had been since dx at that time) We couldn't understand why I was being so high and then all of a sudden dropping low.. there was no explanation. We had been doing everything right, not skipping injections, carb counting properly, doing my night-time injection (Lantus) it just DIDN'T add up at all!! It was really starting to get on my nerves as I couldn't understand. When you try so hard at something and you think you've done everything right, and it STILL goes wrong, it really knocks your confidence.

November 2012 :

Last November was a nightmare. It was most possibly the worst time since dx, it started off with my levels still continuing to be super high, we were really worried as for the past month my levels would not settle and it continued. A couple of weeks into November I started to realise that I had sore patched come up on my bra line, my sides by my ribs, on my hip and on my stomach, they started to pop up everywhere.. and they weren't particularly small. We went to the doctors as they started to worry my mum. After being to the doctors I was told I had  Pityriasis Rosea also known as Pityriasis Rosea Gibert) This is basically a skin rash which starts with a "herald patch" which is like the "host" of the problem and then it spreads from there. THIS was the cause of my high levels! We had finally got an answer..but that still didn't solve the problem of my Pityriasis Rosea (it sounds so pretty!!) So its a virus that's running through my system. We won't know when it is fully out of my system. The doctor said it will take about 2-4 months to clear we'll just have to wait!!

PS: November 21st we had found another explanation to my high bloods, and dayuumm was it a big problem! My Lantus cartridge had cracked and when I was doing my night time injection, the full amount wasn't being injected, it was leaking.
<< I don't know if you can see the crack, but its soooo small, its the most smallest hairline crack ever! We had only noticed it because we had to change my cartridge. The smallest things like that make such a huge difference! We couldn't believe that that was the main thing that had caused my highs.. along side with my Pityriasis Rosea.

PPS: On November 28th I had my blood test!! YES..I screamed, AND cried, but they got the blood out of me, and I couldn't feel it! Not saying I'm going to be skipping into the clinic for my annual bloods though...  O_o

6th December 2012 :

It was my 14th Birthday :D I woke up on a lovely level of 5.9 !! As my birthday present my mum booked a flight for my best friend, Shannon, to come over for 5 Days for my birthday :) I was soooooo happy!!! It has to be the BEST birthday so far. When mum asked me what I would like for my birthday meal, she was expecting me to say "Oohh, filet steak please!!" but no.. for people that know me, I'm a KFC girl ;) so for my birthday meal we had a KFC bargain bucket :3 and boooooyy was it nice :D !! My levels were surprisingly well behaved. I was obviously still dealing with my Pityriasis Rosea at the time, but my levels had been controlled by then.

10th December 2012 :

Do any of you remember the Norovirus?? Aahh, well if you do, or you went through'll know exactly what I'm going on about...
After the horrible case of Pityriasis Rosea, the Lantus cartridge being broken, I thought that was the worst I could go through, but I was most definitely wrong. I became really ill, and it came to light I had the Norovirus. It was the day that Shannon was going home, so I wanted to have the last few hours with her before she went, but it didn't quite exactly go to plan. I woke up feeling quite sick, I managed to make my way down the stairs to my mums room and I felt faint ( the same feeling I felt before I was dx, which scared the living day lights out of me) I said to me that I didn't feel right, that I felt like I wanted to be sick and pass out. Mum got me to lay down on the bed and she knew I wasn't joking about how I felt. She got my water and top my pj top off so I was cool, but I still didn't feel any better. After about half an hour, I still felt the same but I knew I had to try and get up because I had to take Shannon to the airport. After struggling to get up the stairs to my room, I sort of lied down on the bed not being able to move my head of the pillow. Once I'd finally managed to get myself dressed and out of the house, we took Shan to the airport. It was around about lunch time, but I still didn't feel hungry. So my mum and sister, Rosie, went to maccy dee's and the smell and sight of food was making me want to throw up. Once we had finally got home I lied down on the sofa, and after trying to eat I couldn't, so I had some orange juice with insulin... and soon afterwards I threw it all back up. So obviously, I have nothing left in my stomach for the insulin to eat at, so I hypoed. I then started to get starvation ketones, and they went up to 0.3, and my temp went up to 38.6 :(... It was the most horrible feeling I have ever felt, it really was.

<< My dog Bumble (she's a bichon maltese) didn't leave my side whilst I was ill. She is truly the most amazing dog I could ever wish for!!

20th December 2012 :

Worst hypo so far, * drum-roll please* ............................... 2.8 !!!! -.-

Christmas 2012 :

I can happily say that our first Christmas with this bloody thing has been a SUCCESS!!! Levels were well controlled, a few bumbs but they were mainly good ! (doesn't help with the odd sneaky choc here and there... shhh ;) ! ) It just shows you that NOTHING will ever stop me, and if something tries to.. I'll show it who's boss B] x

January 2013 :

Here's to a brand new start!!!! *happy dance* Last year was the hardest year ever, not just for me..but for my whole family.

- We moved countries
- Brand new school
- New friends
- New life
- New jobs
- New hospitals
- New consultants
- New regime

The list could go on, but I'm not going to bore you guys ;) So hopefully this year is going to be even better, and more positive outcomes, not just for my family but for everyone with Type One xx

6th February 2013 :

Ok, so I missed my second HBA1c test because of snow :P Which turned out to be a good thing, because my HBA1c would've been higher because of the Pityriasis Rosea, the crack in the Lantus cartridge, the Norovirus blah blaahh blahhh... so when I went me and mum were nervous because we thought my HBA1c was going to be in the 7's or 8's and we actually did a bet hahah and my sister was the closest... so another drum-roll please.. *drum-roll* .................................... 5.5% !!!!!!!!!!!!! It lowered :D The last HBA1c was 5.7% ! We were completely OVER the moon :'D x

13th February 2013 :

First pancake day since dx went smoothly :'D I managed to have 5 scotch pancakes (god I felt ill!!) but it was totally worth ;) xx

So that was my update over the past 7 months! I'm going to continue to update my progress living with Type One :) So I'll chat to you guys soon x

Loads of Love,
The Ginger Type One x