Hello, I’m Becky and I live in a little town in South Wales, UK. I’m a Type 1 Diabetic and mum to my 5 year old daughter Cici.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes aged just 6 years old. During my teens up until my mid twenties, I struggled to deal with my condition, I just wanted to live a normal life. What changed? I became a mum. I needed to sort my life out, I had someone else relying on me to be healthy now. I took to Google, read everything I could and soon realised I’d been suffering from Diabetes Burnout, a common but huge issue that many Diabetics face at some point in their lives. Since Cici’s come along, my management has improved massively! Click here to read my in-depth diagnosis story.
Hectic Dia-BEC-tic was originally created in April 2016 as a way of recording my insulin pump journey and discuss other Diabetes related topics. But Diabetes is just a small part of who I am. Although my aim was to provide inspiration and motivation by writing about my T1D struggles and accomplishments, my blog has also grown to be a place where you’ll read all about my random thoughts and ramblings about life!
Who is Cici?
Cici is my feisty, Moana infatuated, 5 – going on 15 – year old blue eyed girl! A huge My Little Pony fan, you’ll usually find her with her head in her iPad, whilst wearing some crazy fancy dress costume. Although she’s a proper girlie girl, she can also be a bit of a tomboy, regularly leaving school at the end of day covered from head to toe in mud from “hunting worms” with her little pals!
Cici’s my little ray of sunshine and will brighten up anyone’s day! Our life is a never ending whirlwind of chaos & organisation, school & work runs, insulin pump refills & finger pricks, road trips & adventures, hugs & snuggles, tears & tantrums, but mostly, fun & laughter. Exactly how it should be!
When I’m not busy blogging and being a Mum, I work full time at a theatre in my little town as a Marketing Assistant. It’s a far cry from what I trained to do in College as a bright eyed 17 year old. I actually qualified as a Nursery Nurse, and by that point I already knew that wasn’t the path for me. Digital Marketing is my passion and I can’t wait to see where Hectic Dia-BEC-tic takes me!
I love coffee, I love cake and I love tattoos – I have 3 so far and want more. It’s true what they say, they are addictive! As for the rest of me, I’m sure you’ll get to know me better as you start reading my posts!
Work With Us
If you’ve read all the way to here and have decided you’d like to work with us, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cici and I would love to hear from you!