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Helen Edwards (Helen Edwards Creates)
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Is too much data a bad thing in diabetes? My thoughts after a CGM sensor fail and the start of the European Diabetes Conference last night - would love your thoughts so hop over for a read #EASD2017 #diabetes

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As a busy person, caring for my family, studying my PhD, managing this blog and my diabetes blog, I was thinking recently about how hard it can be to keep up with all the things I would love to do at home. You know, all of the painting, fixing cracks, scrubbing the deck outside, getting a new bathroom cabinet, and the list goes on. Partly the reason we don’t get things done is simply time, partly it is finances. The thing is about our home is that so much of it is filled with stuff I found either for free, cheap, secondhand or was given. In fact, there are really only a few items we bought new, such as our beds, a few rugs, my gorgeous coffee table, our ceiling fans and pendants in the bedroom. I also bought our whitegoods new and our kettle and toaster. I think all of the furniture was either bought from ebay, gumtree, roadside finds or second hand; as were many of the throws, cushions, decor pieces such as lamps and art; and light fittings. Our kitchen was new about a decade ago, but I also added a lot of vintage flair with a pressed metal splashback and vintage tins and collectibles displayed. For our bathroom vanity I am looking at the moment for a secondhand pedestal basin, or a way of creating our own upcycled one. We already have an upcycled tool box as our shelf on the wall, and a handmade recycled shower head. It is remarkable how thriftily you can create a beautiful home and do great things for the planet by reusing at the same time. You really do not need to spend a lot to make your home lovely.

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