Friday, 26 October 2012


It's the end of October and my CAS project is approaching .I am excited but at the same time anxious. Tomorrow I planned to go and buy my blue ribbons and the ink needed to write onto them.
Then I also have to phone Ti Diam's which I haven't done yet !
Yes so you can see that there are still lots of things to do

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Hypo and hyper

World Diabetes Day is approaching and I am getting ready for my project!
It's a fairly simple one.Now , my first task is to get in touch with the Ti Diams association.

What's Ti Diams' ? 

It's an association( I would rather say community) where children with Type 1 diabetes get support for their additional needs because of their diabetes.

hile reading their blog, I discovered that there were two conditions that can happen to you.

 a condition that occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is too low.
Blood sugar below 70 mg/dL is considered low. Blood sugar at or below this level can harm you.
This can happen to anyone in general  since it occurs when : 
  • Your body's sugar (glucose) is used up too quickly
  • Glucose is released into the bloodstream too slowly
  • Too much insulin is released into the bloodstream
    2. Hyperglycemia 
    high blood glucose which is the condition that rises the most complications 
    This can happen due to :
    • If you have type 1, you may not have given yourself enough insulin.
    • If you have type 2, your body may have enough insulin, but it is not as effective as it should be.
    • You ate more than planned or exercised less than planned.
    • You have stress from an illness, such as a cold or flu.
    • You have other stress, such as family conflicts or school or dating problems.

    I especially find the last one interesting. 

    The more I blog, the more I realise that there are extremely good sites on diabetes and I hope that  by writing this blog.Even if the amount of detail isn't that great, the sources which I am displaying will give you a better idea of what diabetes is. 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Sergey Ermakov

Sergey Ermakov has TYPE 1 DIABETES 

As a result, his vision is blurred.This can result in blurring of vision which comes and goes over the day, depending on your blood sugar levels.

Despite that, he doesn't think that it affects his vision!
here is his evidence to justify his belief 

that's him with a model
The dress looks very detailed

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Reviving my sweet blog !

Hello there friends !
Yes I know I wasn't able to keep up with the blog, but hey ! we're all human after  all !
I am now in my last year of IB and the level has stepped up ( what did I expect ? ).

I interestingly did my TOK presentation on "How can we determine whether coke is good or bad for our health ?". Despite not doing as well as I had expected, I amazingly enjoyed making the presentation and I think that the experience of making it was what I respected more than the grades.
Word of experience to students : Tok presentation will be one of the most challenging task which you will encounter throughout your diploma.

Getting back to diabetes, while doing my Tok presentation,I cam across a speech of Th Prime Minister of MAURITIUS in 2008 who organized a seminar for cardiovascular diseases and he had stated that,Young Mauritians (such as myself) are catching more and more preventable diseases ( obesity, type 1 diabetes ) due to the rich nutrition which is now accessible to us.

Here are some of the Mauritian foods which I think might cause diabetes.

gateau coco ( coconut cake )





As you can see, Mauritian food is heavily influenced on other cultures.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

getting connected with diabetic communities

Hello guys J
Today I am going to reveal a few stats on diabetes which is really interesting because our generation ( certainly mine ) tend to place more faith in numbers rather than words.
The other great tool which can help you know more about diabetes and connect with other diabetic is FACEBOOK >. The awesome invention of 2000 J .
I am subscribed to the official diabetes channel which helps me see interesting comments about people and how they are able to cope with diabetes and how they are related to diabetes.

The people who speak on about diabetes show that exercising is the best way to keep fit.
For my action, I think that the best target group to make them realize about sports is the younger years.Maybe at my school itself would be the most accessible.I would probably say class 6 and form 1 and 2.
In the United States, more than 24 million children and adults—nearly eight percent of the population—have diabetes. In adults, type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.   [And type 2 is related with obesity].
Today , I read about a women living in Australia who denies the Government for not doing enough about informing people how sugar is bad for you. Interestingly, I am doing a TOK presentation on how sugary drinks is bad for our health.
As I say again in Mauritius, we are pretty good at informing the public about diabetes since we’re on top of the list.

It’s difficult at times to accept that we have to change our lifestyle since it’s how we’ve been brought up. My grandmother had type 2 diabetes and that was because of her diet and she never did any sport except from walking. She struggled a lot and my mother had to take care of her daily needs with injections and controlling her blood glucose levels.

Due to that I am very conscious about what I eat. My dad is more acceptant about what he eats because he reads in the newspaper and magazine.In addition, my grand mother was illiterate.
Education is power

I think that peer to peer information is much more impactful rather than talking to adults. Since some of those kids look up to the seniors as their role models. Thus it’s really important to use the influence which we have in a good manner.

-          The video is worth a watch .

I just joined a new community called just to have more information about diabetes.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Rachel McAdams gets her diabetes facts wrong !

Last weekend I watched "The Vow"- starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. Its a great movie for those of you who enjoy romantic love stories.However , there's a part in the movie where the actress jokes about getting diabetes from eating too many sweets.

It spontaneously clicked to my mind that the scriptwriter got his facts wrong !
Diabetes does not directly come from eating too many sweets but obeisity does !


I am still thinking of the ways in which I can carry out a project. It would be wiser to target young, local children as they are the future generations of Mauritius

Nick Jonas - Jonas brothers has diabetes
- don't worry, being a diabetic isn't a crime !