My name is Kim Henshaw. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1986 and manage it with an insulin pump, a CGMS and a LCHF way of eating. I have volunteered and worked for diabetes organisations since 1997 with a background in counselling, communication, health promotion and consumer & community engagement.
I co-founded the Oz Diabetes Online Community or OzDOC in 2012. I am the sole volunteer operator supported by a seven-strong team of volunteer moderators. As people with a connection to diabetes, we use Twitter to chat once a week. We share life experiences and personal insights to provide valuable peer support to one another. Check out @OzDiabetesOC and #OzDOC next time you visit the Twittersphere, or check out our page on Facebook.
1 type 1 is my blog. It captures the moments and thoughts in my life that are tinted with a shade of type 1 diabetes. Sometimes more challenging. Other times breathtaking. But always the raw and honest truth from my perspective. I intend to create awareness and connections to diabetes for those who are looking.
I do not provide clinical advice; I provide diabetes peer support.
I am not a diabetes health professional; I am a person living with type 1 diabetes.
This is my blog where I express my personal views and not those of any employer I work or volunteer for.
I want to be the 1 type 1 in my family.