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Rollercoaster ride

Rollercoaster ride

7:10am – I wake up. Before my alarm. Why? Why, on a day off from work, when I cannot even eat or have a cup of coffee to assuage my gnawing hunger, do I wake up early? 7:45am – Despite waking up early and not having anything to do except dress myself I leave the … Continue reading

The story of my life: not normal but not too abnormal

The story of my life: not normal but not too abnormal

The Annual Review is an institution in CF care. Because CF affects a heck of a lot a huge amount of data is produced during annual review tests. It’s common to check up on bone density, fat-soluble vitamin levels, kidney function, liver function, hormone levels, auto-immune markers, X-ray, CT scan, Cystic Fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD) status, lung … Continue reading

Canapés: unexpected challenges for a person with CF

One Friday night Dave and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the celebration of a fifteenth wedding anniversary. We were surrounded by happy and friendly people, good food, endless Moet and manicured gardens. It was a perfect evening. We were served canapés. Scrump-tious. As I enjoyed each plate of deliciousness I began to remember that canapés can … Continue reading

The War on Glucose

The War on Glucose

My pancreas will not win the award of “Best Organ of my Lifetime”. For a start, it is incapable of digesting my food which is clearly a massive fail. It now appears that it’s getting a tad lazy about producing insulin in normal amounts and normal time frames.

Sugar

The pancreas really struggles in Cystic fibrosis (CF). Sooner or later it doesn’t regulate the amount of sugar in the blood properly and people with CF (PWCF) often develop CF related diabetes (CFRD) – which is distinct from other types of diabetes.