About Me

My name is Hannah Foreman-Wenneker and I know how much Diabetes Type 1 sucks. Most days I wish I didn’t know. 18 months after Noah’s diagnosis, I found my voice again and I am ready to share our experiences with you in the hope it raises awareness of DT1 and maybe helps you personally in some way.

I was born and raised in England and met my husband Kasper while living in The Netherlands. I have now been in Amsterdam for over 15 years and together with Kasper we are raising two awesome kids, Esmé and Noah.

Every day Kasper and I wish we could trade places with our son who is the real sufferer here. The day they find a cure will be the day when all parents of diabetic kids stand up together, dry their tears and dance with joy and relief. 

I hope I can put my dancing shoes on someday soon…


8 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hi
    I received your blog through a friend and just want to share i highly appreciate your words. As you mention, if we could we would take it from our son. Our son was diagnosed 5th of januari 2015. As we speak he is on a 5 Day sporttrip with school. An incredible big step for him…. And surely also for teachers and us 😉 He is now 7.

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  2. Hi. I appreciate you connecting to me on my blog – it must have been because I have mentioned a time or two that I’m t1d. I’ve had it for almost my entire life; although it looks like your son might have been diagnosed much earlier than I was – I was 8 years old and am now 44.
    It’s refreshing to see people take this as a serious matter, because if I’m honest with myself, I have not taken good care of myself the past few years. Maybe it’s time to change that…

    Anyways, I look forward to following your blog and hope there is some mutual support! 🙂


  3. Hi Hannah, I suspect the “cure” won’t affect our boys but could be an option for their children who have a one in three chance of getting type one diabetes. Be assured that the low carb diet/ precision meal/insulin techniques that we describe can make the difference between the “usual ie poor outcomes for diabetes versus normal outcomes. My son has had the condition for 13 years now and although he has to stick to a pretty onerous daily routine, he has no complications and is otherwise as healthy or healthier than his peers. My husband and I are visiting the bulbfields this spring for the first time but we have been to the Netherlands several times.


  4. We arrive in the late afternoon of Thursday 26th April. It could be difficult to meet up. We will only have a short time to do something by ourselves before the tour starts the next day. We are staying at a hotel at the airport. Do you have any suggestions? Last time I was in Amsterdam we did the science museum, the Rijkysmuseum (but it was mainly shut off due to refurbishments), and the canals and the Zoo. The Van Gough museum was so busy we had to miss it. We had to content ourselves by buying Tee shirts and a scarf from the stalls outside! My sons were with me last time. We had a great time.


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