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.


Making a difference 

For National Diabetes Week this year, I sat down with Katie from Beta Change and my good friend and champion advocate for young adults with type 2 diabetes, Lou, to chat about the importance of a timely diabetes diagnosis and what living with an invisible condition is like. These themes tie in closely with the……

Collaboration or sell out?

As I inch closer towards my thesis submission deadline, 24 hours in a day never seems like enough time. Sadly, my blog has taken a back seat because of this. I was going through my blog drafts and this was something I had written a few months ago. It never got published because I still……

What is a healthy lifestyle?

Often, people attribute a healthy lifestyle to good eating habits and regular physical activity. Yet we don’t always talk about managing our emotional health and learning about balance. I was thinking about this as I ventured to the Queen Victoria Winter Night Market with my partner and a couple of friends. Market time usually means……

Diabetes 1, Ashley 0

I’m having one of those bad diabetes days. The days where have a jam-packed day filled only to have diabetes come and wipe you out. I hate those days because I spend so much effort trying to get back on track. It started with a stubborn blood sugar in the teens from yesterday afternoon. I admit,……

Dem Pesky Toenails

Feet are weird. A few years ago, I decided that I will make more of an effort to look after my feet. Although I’ve developed a greater sense of appreciation for them (and podiatrists) over the last few years, I still feel really uncomfortable when people touch my feet. Someone tell me I’m not the only……

Day in the life of…

Welcome to a day in my life. I’ve taken this idea from Dr.OfWhat who writes about her experience as a PhD student and provides study tips and advice. I thought this was a fabulous way to give people a glimpse of what I get up to during the day. So, this is a snapshot of my……

Diabetes Advocates Day

I’m not sure where time has gone but it’s now been a couple of weeks since the first Diabetes Advocates Day held by Medtronic in partnership with Diabetes Australia. The day was filled with some exciting updates on diabetes technology. But what made the event worthwhile for me was the insightful, honest and interesting discussions……

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