Articles by Ashley Ng

Bittersweet Diagnosis is a blog on living with diabetes, studying as a PhD student and working as an Accredited Practising Dietitian. I pride myself on having a holistic approach to healthcare and advocate for accessible health education for all.


HbA1c Conflict

In the diabetes community, there is a push to look beyond the A1c. Traditionally, the A1c was the golden child to see how our diabetes management is going. To put it simply, the A1c is an average of all your blood glucose over the past three months, which is the lifespan of a red blood……

Goodbye Animas?

Late Thursday night, I received a huge shock when a friend forwarded me this press release from Johnson and Johnson. The press released announced that Animas will exit the insulin pump market, effective immediately in the States and Canada. In the meantime, Animas selected Medtronic to help phase out Animas pumps. For more details, check……

Cellnovo

The launch of a new insulin pump player in Australia is super exciting. I love that Cellnovo quietly sneaked into the landscape, with only a tiny stand at the recent Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association conference. While Cellnovo is currently available in the U.K., the version that is launched in Australia comes……

Life Beyond Numbers

From time to time, I am invited back to my high school to talk about my journey since graduation. I never know why they keep inviting me back as I usually feel like I haven’t got much to say. So when I was told that I had 30 minutes to speak to the junior school……

ADS-ADEA 2017: Patient-centred care?

One week on from the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) annual scientific meeting and I’m still reflecting on the takeaway messages from the sessions presented and the conversations held. It was a busy week that left me feeling invigorated, frustrated and exhausted.  Invigorating… It was a pleasure to hear from……

An Evening with Sebastien Sasseville

There seem to be times where you happen to be in the right place and the right time and you get hit with a burst of inspiration. Tonight was one of those nights. I attended an event with Sebastien Sasseville, hosted by AMSL Diabetes. He spoke about what he learned from managing his diabetes through……

The Well-meaning Friend

As people with diabetes, we all know the dangers of sugar-free lollies. Whether it be through personal experience or reading the Amazon reviews of sugar-free gummi bears. I have to admit I treated myself to sugar free chocolate during the early days of my diagnosis until I discovered dark chocolate. But I’ve never had any……

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