Happy Friday, everyone! In keeping with Mamamia tradition, it’s time to reflect on your week – the good, the bad and the in-between. There are no “rules” – just join in and tell us about your highs and lows. Remember that no problem is too big or too small!
Remember that if you want a chance to host best and worst, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, headshot and a short bio (include any links to your blog/Twitter etc), and we’ll take it from there.
Best: – Collective nouns – especially a ‘blessing’ of unicorns. (The unicorn is the mascot of the diabetes online community.)
- Blueberry jam, which this week I’ve used in a crostata (Italian jam tart), cupcakes and slathered on toast.
- Playing Uno with my daughter. I tell myself it helps with her counting. Really, I’m competitive and like to win – which is happening less and less!
- Keeping Melbourne’s gorgeous and golden Autumn at bay with scarves and boots.
Worst: This week I celebrated marked 14 years of living with type 1 diabetes. That’s 14 years of living with a chronic health condition that doesn’t take a holiday, and no one seems to have a clue about. That’s 14 years of answering the question ‘Should you be eating that?’ (see: blueberry jam crostata above). And that’s 14 years of telling people that type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, has nothing to do with eating too much sugar as a kid, and cannot be prevented.
Renza Scibilia is mum to a beautiful 7 year-old daughter, wife to a jazz musician and guitar collector and works at a diabetes organisation. She blogs about living well with diabetes here and tweets @RenzaS.
What were your best and worst moments this week?