Hi! I’m Vicki, I’m twenty-something years old and have been living with type one diabetes since March 29th, 2010.

I started blogging in February 2013 whilst I was completing a study abroad programme. I was really struggling with my diabetes management, living abroad and missing the support I had in the UK, so I turned to the Diabetes Online Community (DOC). Since then, I decided to start my own blog. It became (and still is) a way for me to clear my head and organise my thoughts, and it's now what I can only describe as my "diabetes therapy".

Diabetes is a huge part of my life, but there's more to me than the trail of test strips. 

I'm a university graduate with a degree in French and Spanish. As you can probably guess from my degree, I love learning languages, and being able to communicate in them (and be understood - huge bonus!) I have a job that I enjoy, and has opened up a number of opportunities. I volunteer for Girlguiding as a Brownie Leader. I drink far too much coffee, Can often be found with my head in a book, and can find a Friends quote for just about every situation. 

If you wish to contact me, please send an email to vickisnotebookblog [at] gmail [dot] com

Happy reading!


  1. I have found your blog today and read all the posts on hypos. You write so well. My father was diagnosed with type 1 when he was 55 (!) which is odd so late on in life but reading your experiences makes me feel he is not the only one what is muddling their way through a recent diagnosis and trying to learn to trust instincts. The things you write of are just what happens to him. So thank you.

    1. Hi!
      Thank you so much for your comment.
      I'm sorry to hear your father was diagnosed with type one - it's a lot to come to terms with. I'm sorry, but also glad, that you can relate to what I write: I wish you didn't have to, but it makes me happy to know that it helps.
      Take care,
      - Vicki