Diabetogenic is a blog about real life with type 1 diabetes. I’m Renza Scibilia and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I’ve lived with type 1 since 1998 and for the last twelve years I’ve used an insulin pump. I work for a diabetes organisation.
My life isn’t about diabetes – there is so very much more. I live with my husband of fourteen years and our beautiful eight year old daughter. We also live with our cat and two dogs. My husband and I are slightly concerned that there are the same number of animals as humans in our family, but we’re working through it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about food, even more time eating it and far too much time baking cupcakes and brownies. Coffee may be my first love, but I can’t really admit that (see previous paragraph for reference to husband and daughter). I blame the food and coffee thing on being Italian!
I’ve started this blog to put a voice to some of the ongoing issues of living with the life-long condition that is type 1 diabetes. I hope that anyone reading gets something out of it.