Thursday, 1 February 2007


Hi my name is Ashleigh.

I'm 14 years old and I have type 1 diabetes. I got it in October 01. I have been wearing an insulin pump named Bob for nearly two years. I live in London with my Dad and my brother Jay. My Mum sadly died while having Jay but Dad does a great job with us.

Dad thought I had an eating disorder when I lost 14lbs and got sick but when he took me to the Doctor they tested my water and my blood. The meter read "HI" the lab report at the hospital said I was 44mmol which is about 790 in american terms.

My Doctor is pleased with me, my latest A1C was 5.8%

I've been reading blogs from the OC for a while and thought I'd join you.
I also have 2 cats called Billy Jo and Jim Bob!

I take trampoline classes on Tuesdays and Sundays and I do ice skating classes on a Thursday.

Just a quick intro. Will post again soon. I'm at school at the moment!!!



Bernard said...

Hi Ashleigh

Welcome to the wonderful supportive world of blogging.

I saw your note about Symlin. Given it was partially developed by a company from Ireland, I'm surprised it's not available in England.

It is very expensive, so that may be part of the reason.

And trust me, the lows are REALLY LOW and very scary with Symlin. So it's a mixed blessing.

Anyway, keep on blogging and I'll keep on reading.

floreksa said...

Hey Ashleigh,


Kerri. said...

Hey Ashleigh!

Welcome to ye ol' blogosphere. And thanks for your comment on my blog this morning - glad to have your voice added to the mix!

I'll add your blog to my blogroll this morning. And I'll be back to check out your next posts.

-- Kerri.

Chrissie in Belgium said...

Hi Ashleigh - here is a BIG WELCOME. The DOC group is fantastic. I will add you to my bloglines list!

Chrissie in Belgium said...

Ashleigh, I think you want to get an RSS feed - that way people can put you on their blogline lists. By doing this we will be told everytime you have a new post.

Scott said...

Hey Ashleigh, welcome to the Diabetes OC Blogsphere! If you ever make it to the U.S., be sure to look some of us up, and we'll do the same the next time we visit the U.K.!

Vivian said...

Welcome! Can't wait to hear more from you. I think you will find many new friends here who will show support.

In Search Of Balance said...

Hi, Ashleigh, great to see a new blogger! I'm adding you to my bloglines :)

Carol said...

Hi Ashleigh -- welcome to the OC. I'm fairly new here too. Trampolining class sounds like fun!

ashleigh said...

skiing is good fun. though only done it indoors. we don't get much snow in england, not fair!!!