Coeliac / Gluten Free

Fin’s Coeliac Diagnosis

It was a normal day in May 2014 and for some reason, I had grabbed the mail as I had left for work that morning, stuffed it into my bag and forgotten about it until lunchtime. Lunchtime came and the first letter was "To the parent / guardian of Finley Rhys Gough". I assumed that… Continue reading Fin’s Coeliac Diagnosis

Coeliac / Gluten Free, Type 1 Diabetes

Why you have to be good at Maths to count carbohydrates!

When Cian joined the Comprehensive last year, he was really looking forward to Home Economics and making gluten free treats for Fin. It turns out that in Year 7, you are not able to take in your own ingredients......

Coeliac / Gluten Free, Type 1 Diabetes

Back to school!

So tomorrow, Fin heads back to school and starts his journey in Year 5. I've reverted all his basal rates and carbohydrate / correction ratios back to what they were before the summer holidays and made a record of these in his book...….

Coeliac / Gluten Free, Holidays, Type 1 Diabetes

Taking Type 1 on Holidays!

If you're anything like me, the thought of packing for holidays fills you with dread! Sun cream, outfits, shoes, towels, holiday reads, so many things to remember whilst trying to remain within your luggage allowance! Now, with Type 1 and Coeliac Disease thrown in to the mix, I long for the days that the worst that could happen is that I forget the sun cream!....

Coeliac / Gluten Free, Type 1 Diabetes

It’s not easy having a sibling with an illness!

In a family where one child has a long term illness, you quite often hear of the child's bravery and tenacity or the parent's devotion and dedication. People are quick to heap praise on the patient and their caregivers. The forgotten "victim", for want of a better word, is the sibling........