Tag: diabetes

  • Typology of Lego Smartphones 

    Typology of Lego Smartphones 

    Estimated reading time: 4 minutes To date, Lego has released 25 different smartphone models (1×2 printed tiles). Let’s take a wee journey through the last 12 years of Minifigure mobiles.

  • Life Got Dark

    Life Got Dark

    Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Life got considerably darker last month. Unfortunately, after 12 months of fighting I have lost the sight in my left eye.

  • Old Blue Eye

    Old Blue Eye

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes DYK eye trauma can cause your iris colour to change? In an eventful summer health-wise, one of my blue eyes is now green.

  • A Patient’s Guide to Eye Surgery

    A Patient’s Guide to Eye Surgery

    Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Practical, honest and positive advice for attending a surgical hospital appointment. Written by a sight loss patient with type-1 diabetes (T1D).

  • Face Down, But Looking Up

    Face Down, But Looking Up

    Estimated reading time: 6 minutes It’s been a challenging winter health-wise, with multiple eye surgeries and extremely poor vision. But family, friends and NHS professionals have helped me find enough fortitude to reach the other side.

  • One Year

    One Year

    Estimated reading time: < 1 minute One year ago today I had my fifth surgery for a recurring detached retina.

  • When your “good eye” goes bad

    When your “good eye” goes bad

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes How I’ve been using the accessibility features on my Apple devices to adapt to further changes in my vision.

  • My sight loss journey

    My sight loss journey

    Estimated reading time: 7 minutes After five major eye surgeries for a detached retina I’ve written a new reflective blog post describing my experiences to date. I’ve illustrated my vision loss for each medical procedure and current condition to potentially help others going through similar medical journeys.

  • Thank you NHS

    Thank you NHS

    Estimated reading time: < 1 minute Done some maths yesterday and I’ve given myself over 57K injections since my T1D diagnosis. Today’s coronavirus vaccination felt like the most important yet. Thank you NHS.

  • Struggling with vision loss

    Struggling with vision loss

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Within the last month the vision in my right eye has significantly diminished. This personal blog post details what the impact has been on my daily life and how recent web accessibility work has helped me cope a little better. Subtitling legacy content Since 2014 we’ve always made a concerted…

  • Level-headed


    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Yesterday was my first day working from home in my new office (corner of dining table). As someone living with insulin-dependent diabetes I have an increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus and according to current government guidance should be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures, including significantly limiting face-to-face…