Intrepid Tales on Insulin

Type 1 life adventures

Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Nightmare Calm at Dunlop Swamp

The long, slim meme arms slide in from behind the tent to pin me down at the shoulders.  My legs kick furiously as I struggle desperately to call out to … Continue reading

16/08/2013 · 2 Comments

Are those Jelly Beans in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?

Sugar.  Honey.  Sweetie.  Are these suitable endearments for a T1 diabetic in the throes of passion? If you’re going to shag one you need to know that safe sex takes … Continue reading


The Year of Indulgence

My friend Chel and I have a tradition, almost a decade long now, which is our alternative to the standard new-year resolution.  Rather than being fixated on rigid objectives, we … Continue reading

15/08/2013 · 12 Comments

Clocking Pac-Man: Type 1 Coping Games

My brother and I may not have mastered the Rubik’s Cube but we were pretty ace at clocking his hand held Pac-Man game. It was about getting the right score … Continue reading


A Wee Introduction (July, 2013)

Five weeks ago I was hiking and canoeing in the Northern Territory, sweaty as a bastard and breathing in some of the most invigorating fresh air in Australia. Now back … Continue reading

15/08/2013 · 2 Comments