Riding into a new chapter with Diabetes

Change of Scene

I feel I should apologise for my lack of posts in recent weeks.

I have been away on holiday and haven’t had the access to the internet which I am used to!

I took many photos on my travels and have selected my very favourite ones to show you – the beauty of the places in which I have roamed and cycled are truly incredible.

I have not managed to snap many scenes since my return home due to attendance of the EASD 2012 conference (European Association for the Study of Diabetes) and 1st European Bloggers Summit in Berlin, please read the event notes here. I am hoping to return to full posting asap and full cycling too! Enjoy! 🙂

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Morning til Night

Long Walks and Cop Cars

Amazing mornings have been witnessed over the past week, absolutely brilliant skylines and warm weather too. Hurrah!
Having enjoyed a wonderful day in Whitby and long walks in the home of Heartbeat – Goathland – over the weekend I thought it would be nice to share my snaps with you guys! The walks are great and the North Yorkshire Moors are fantastic for a wander on a warm but breezy day 🙂

Having struggled with my BG being high over the morning we delayed the real walking until the afternoon. It was a good idea and once I hit the 8’s we set off and with my trusty pal “Bully” and the promise of a real yorkshire cream tea at the finish, the perfect day was ahead/had.

Enjoy the snaps!


The #DOC

The #DOC on Twitter?

A Little Inspiration

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” – Christopher Robin

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Keep on MOO-ving!

Obviously not pleased to see me. Again.

A Thin Line to Ride

Hey Guys, so another week is upon us again. Where is the time going?

I have disappointing news today; no cycling has been done since we last spoke! There is a good reason for this though…
You may remember that last week I mentioned being unwell, feeling lethargic and not having much drive to get out and about on my old reliable – Claud. Well, the illness I had escalated and unfortunately the day after my post was made I was admitted to hospital through A&E; spending a couple of days on the wards. I had viral gastroenteritis and secondary DKA so I guess that pretty much sums up why I didn’t feel any enthusiasm to cycle last week and why I haven’t yet started again this week! I am still at home; recovering slowly – much slower than I anticipated – and I hope to try a cycle in the next couple of days as well as return to work!

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”  – Irish Proverb

I am still incredibly drained despite being at home resting and look forward to feeling 100% again and returning to my hobbies. Although I haven’t managed to ride I have had a couple of short walks in and around my local area and the riverbank. Here are a few shots I captured yesterday:

If you would like to read more on my experience with DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) and the hospital care I received please see here.

Hopefully next week I can blog about my, sure to be STRUGGLE, on regaining strength and endurance with my cycling, see you next time and don’t forget to drop in for the usual Wordless Wednesday! Here is last week’s post.

“Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
– Albert Einstein

P.S. Considering the 100 euro-millionaires drawn in the UK last Friday my Mum said a very beautiful thing – “If you have your health, you have everything. That is winning the lottery.” It is true, isn’t it?

Wishing you all health and happiness, until next time 🙂

Meet the Family!

Meet the family 🙂

Bed Bound

So today I blog from my bed, I have a bug and have had three awful days of sickness and nearly a week without a single cycle 😦
Tiredness from the bug has nearly crippled me and I have not had the energy nor the willpower to mount the bike and ride, it’s a real shame and I look forward to being well enough to ride and gain some the strength back that I feel I have lost in such a short space of time! I am really disappointed at how little I have managed to ride and have a feeling of guilt over it even though logically I know it has been near impossible to even keep my eyes open more than ten minutes at a time!
I do have a few photos that I have taken on my limited travels and today I would like to share my favourites with you:



Some great shots and sunshine too and I really feel as though that is just adding to my disappointment at not being out and about and enjoying it as well as keeping my healthy lifestyle up. I guess we all have setbacks but today I feel as though I have had more than my fair share of them! Nevermind, onwards and upwards and hopefully by the end of the week I will be back in full swing and relishing the freedom and feel good factors that cycling brings me 🙂
Despite being so poorly my BG’s have kept fairly well and that has been a shock! I do have an explanation that may actually pinpoint why that may be and that can be found here.
Take a look, everyone with diabetes should be aware of some of the issues surrounding our ‘healthy drinks’ and I have been really shocked by some findings that research has thrown up!

Here’s to health, wellbeing and fun! Have a wonderful week 🙂

Sunshine on a Rainy Day


Wordless Wednesday: Sunshine on a Rainy Day