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Know your Risk-Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes has been in the media a lot lately as 90,000 people are living with Type 1(the autoimmune condition) or Type 2 diabetes in Northern Ireland and an estimated 10,000 are living undiagnosed with Type 2. 368 more words

Food And Nutrition

I'm not happy. Something's knocking years off our lives

Bad news for silver surfers this week. For the first time since 1981 there has been a fall in the number of healthy years we can expect as we get older. 310 more words


Forget Halloween - This is more important

As many of you are aware – I hate Halloween. This is just one of the many posts I have on the dreaded subject. So this year I’ve decided to go another route (and because you’re all probably tired of my Halloween rants.) 418 more words

Life And Happiness

A Stepfather's Journey (no surviving children)

by Glen Nielsen

I am going to describe my journey as a stepfather over almost two decades, from August 1980 to the present. I am a step-parent who has experienced the death of a child. 2,342 more words

Bereaved Parents

An end and a beginning

Today I had my PICC line removed. I am not Better. I’m not even little “b” better. This is incredibly disappointing, and I have been feeling very emotional about the whole thing. 183 more words

Beautiful Days

The Frenchman’s long-term condition is making him incredibly tired, and exhaustion sets in very quickly.

“I wake¬†up at midday and by lunchtime the novelty of the day has worn off.” 575 more words


Not Just Lyme

Oof. Things have been pretty rocky since my last update. That flare-up of symptoms I was experiencing did not fade away after a few days as I have become accustomed to. 601 more words