The Girl

My name is Louise. Call me Louise, Lou, Little One, whatever you like.

I’m a 5ft nothing, who loves to write. I was diagnosed with diabetes in September 2011, and it changed my life. I have also had IBS since February 2011 and I was born with Silver Russell Syndrome. All three are important factors in defining who I am as a person yet neither one rules my life.

I come from a line of people with diabetes. My dad has type 2. His dad was type 1. I also have an aunt who has type 2. Just because I like to be different, doctors diagnosed me as type 1.5. Though I have to admit, I am more typical of a person with type 1 diabetes, rather than type 2. After a year and a half of trying every tablet to manage blood glucose levels, I became a user of insulin via injections.

I began sincerely in 2013. I’d had enough of not knowing anyone else my age, who diabetes. I like to write about the different experiences I have as a result of my diabetes and health in general. Diabetes and IBS are invisible, and they can be very lonely too. I write my experiences, to hopefully reassure others in a similar situation, that they aren’t alone.

I’m a normal person, living a normal life. Hopefully this projects in my blog posts. I like to write about things other than my health, every now and then!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just want to chat. Drop me an email via louise [underscore] douglas [at] btinternet [dot] com


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