Entries by Hanna Boëthius

A Cure?

“A CURE IS JUST 5-10 YEARS AWAY” If I (& my parents) had a penny for every time we’ve heard that “promise” during the past 34 years, we’d be laughing all the way to the bank. Let’s talk about the prospect of curing T1D. Do you think we’re getting close to one? 🤔 After a […]

Diabetes Expert?!

“WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU TO CALL YOURSELF A DIABETES EXPERT?!” I could sense the frustration behind his words, the anger in his question. (IG DMs are almost always a joy. 🙃) “Oh, honey”, I thought, “it’s not the first (and presumably not the last) time someone gets triggered by my username & brand.”🤷🏻‍♀️ The […]

Barndiabetesfonden

The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation, Barndiabetesfonden, celebrates its 30th anniversary! 💙 There is still so much work to be done when it comes to #T1D, from awareness and advocacy to realizing the importance of individuality in management. And, most important of all – finding a cure.🌟 #BlåKnuten , the Blue knot, is a symbol for this awareness. 900 […]

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Inspire – don’t judge!

“You give other people with diabetes bad conscience!” The words of my Sweet Friend surprised me. I was gobsmacked, then I was amazed, then everything suddenly made sense. “That’s soooo not my point”, I said, laughingly. “I know, I know it’s not, but if everyone knew how to take care of themselves like you do, […]

Type 1 Thursday – Medication

Are you taking the right medication, or medications, to manage your diabetes? We often just “take what we’re prescribed” in terms of medications. But is this always the best strategy? Is there anything you can do as a patient to influence your medication? In this week’s Type 1 Thursday, this is exactly what I’m talking […]

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Type 1 Thursday – Why Movement?

Why should you focus on movement as a person with diabetes? Isn’t exercise just boring, but has to be done and potentially raises your blood glucose? Not necessarily! It’s time for Type 1 Thursday, my Sweet Friend, where I explain why moving our bodies is a GREAT THING, what we need to focus on and […]

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Gratitude

Reflecting on all the things we have to feel gratitude for is sometimes overwhelming, even if they’re all little individual sparks of joy in our lives. Sitting here, being so overwhelmingly grateful that I have the chance to start yet another year. A year that I can choose to shape and form in exactly the […]