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Cazzy Magennis

Hello world! I am Cazzy and I am the type 1 diabetic half of Dream Big travel far! I met Bradley in my second year of University and I have been torturing him ever since. He's my best friend, he inspired me to follow my  travel dreams, he motivates me to keep going when I am finding things tough and he reassures me everything is going to be okay, and without him I would not be on this journey I am today. My life with diabetes would be so much harder without him, and I can't wait to travel the world with him!

That brings me to why this blog is so important to me. I have three things I want to achieve (which were inspired by Bradley's role in my diabetes), and that's to inspire, motivate and reassure all my fellow diabetics that despite the hard times, and the down days, we can still achieve everything we want to in life, whether that be travelling to anywhere in the world, or becoming a doctor or scientist, whatever it is. I want to show you how I manage my diabetes and travelling to hopefully give you the tools to do it too. I want us as a community to not feel excluded by the rest of the world, yes having diabetes might mean a little more preparation, but it doesn't stop us from taking on the adventures non-diabetics can do, so that is how this site has been designed, I am here to inspire you to do it, and then we can join in on the fun with everyone else. There is nothing Bradley will do that I can't!

I hope you find it reassuring hearing to know travelling with a non-diabetic isn't a burden, it doesn't make you any less able, and I hope he inspires you the way he has me!

I am more than happy to provide a listening ear, or offer any advice on experiences I have taken, so do not hesitate to contact me. I love hearing and meeting other diabetics and their stories, and I want to build a community that can take on the world together!

So...let's dream big and travel far (Really far)!

Diabetes
Myabetic Review: Tools To Help Me Travel The World
Cazzy Magennis
10/1/2017
Travel
A Guide To Visiting Kampot: Cambodia's Hidden Gem
Cazzy Magennis
9/17/2017
Diabetes
Going Through Airport Security With Type 1 Diabetes
It doesn't need to be as stressful as you think
Cazzy Magennis
9/7/2017
Diabetes
Managing Diabetes In The Heat
The heat can wreck havoc with our diabetes, so here are my tips on trying to manage your diabetes in the heat!
Cazzy Magennis
7/18/2017
Travel
A guide to getting around Bali
Your guide to getting around Bali whether it's by bike, car or bus!
Cazzy Magennis
7/13/2017
City Break
Your Complete Guide To Visiting Amsterdam On a Budget
Cazzy Magennis
6/27/2017
Diabetes
How To Eat Healthy On Holidays With Type 1 Diabetes
Here's how to eat as much as you want!
Cazzy Magennis
5/30/2017
City Break
Turin City Guide - How I Spent Three Nights In Torino
How I experienced this remarkable city
Cazzy Magennis
5/4/2017
Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes And First Aid - What You Need To Know
Claim your spot for a free course in type 1 diabetic first aid
Cazzy Magennis
4/13/2017
Travel
A Reflection On 4 Months In South America
A reflection on looking after myself and my type 1 diabetes whilst travelling in South America.
Cazzy Magennis
4/11/2017
Travel
10 Tips For Surviving The Full Moon Party In Thailand
Be prepared for the best night of your life!
Cazzy Magennis
4/7/2017
Diabetes
Surfing With Type 1 Diabetes [Exclusive Q & A With a Pro]
How to get wet and wild
Cazzy Magennis
3/19/2017
City Break
Three Days Travelling In Potosí
Your guide to a three day citybreak to the highest city in the world, Potosi!
Cazzy Magennis
2/28/2017
Diabetes
Travelling With An Insulin Pump: Your One-Stop Guide
Why it could be the best route for you
Cazzy Magennis
2/20/2017
Diabetes
Should I Get An Insulin Pump?
From my own experience on both pumps and pens
Cazzy Magennis
1/26/2017
Food
My Top 5 Food And Drinks From South America
The complete list!
Cazzy Magennis
1/18/2017
Charity Project in Bolivia
Project 2: Test Strips
Please give this a read.
Cazzy Magennis
1/14/2017
Motivation
Why Did I Start a Type 1 Diabetic Travel Blog?
Here's some of my motivations
Cazzy Magennis
1/9/2017
Diabetes
Top 10 Tips For Travelling With a Type One Diabetic Child
This is one for the kids
Cazzy Magennis
1/6/2017
Diabetes
What Is Type 1 Diabetes? Educating The Masses
Let's stop with the misconceptions!
Cazzy Magennis
12/18/2016
Diabetes
Diabetes And High Altitude: Your Complete Travel Guide
I've experienced the challenges!
Cazzy Magennis
12/4/2016
Diabetes
My Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis Story
It all started when I was 16 ...
Cazzy Magennis
11/14/2016
Diabetes
How To Keep Insulin Cold While Traveling
Travelling abroad with insulin? Here's what to do ...
Cazzy Magennis
11/4/2016
Diabetes
Packing For a City break With Type One Diabetes
In 10 easy steps
Cazzy Magennis
10/12/2016
Diabetes
Can a Type 1 Diabetic Trek Torres Del Paine?
I survived to tell the tale..
Cazzy Magennis
10/10/2016
Diabetes
The Amazon Riverboat Cruise- A Type 1 Diabetic’s Perspective
From Belem to Manaus
Cazzy Magennis
9/28/2016
Travel
4 Days Spent Backpacking In Salvador!
The African heart of Brazil, full of tradition, life and fun!
Cazzy Magennis
9/18/2016
Diabetes
Our Fundraising Campaign For Type 1 Diabetics In Bolivia
This is a must read!!!!!
Cazzy Magennis
9/5/2016
Travel
Exploring Vitoria...The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
On the beautiful sunny coast of Brazil
Cazzy Magennis
9/4/2016
Diabetes
4 Days Travelling With Type 1 Diabetes In Rio De Janeiro
How did I cope????
Cazzy Magennis
8/28/2016
Diabetes
My Top 3 Travel Mishaps...So Far..
Mistakes happen!!!
Cazzy Magennis
8/17/2016
Diabetes
Travel Hack - “The Handee Bra”
It really is as handy as it sounds!
Cazzy Magennis
8/13/2016
Diabetes
What To Do In An Emergency As a Type 1 Diabetic - The South America Edition
Don’t panic, I have you covered!
Cazzy Magennis
8/5/2016
Diabetes
Diabetic ID- Do I Reallllyy Need To Wear One?
I know they are not everyone's cup of tea!
Cazzy Magennis
8/1/2016
Motivation
"In The Middle Of Every Difficulty Lies Opportunity"
Reflecting with three weeks to go
Cazzy Magennis
7/31/2016
Diabetes
How To Get Affordable Type 1 Diabetic Travel Insurance
What if something goes wrong?
Cazzy Magennis
7/29/2016
Travel
The South America Injection Guide!
It's not about putting insulin in my body for once!
Cazzy Magennis
7/22/2016
Diabetes
Eye Spy Something Beginning With ... Diabetes Eye Check Ups
Helping you see things more clearly
Cazzy Magennis
7/18/2016
Diabetes
Finding Your Feet
Avoiding issues with your feet when travelling with Type 1 Diabetes
Cazzy Magennis
7/11/2016
Diabetes
Preparing For South America - The Checklist!
How we will structure the coming posts! It's a must read :)
Cazzy Magennis
7/8/2016
Diabetes
Why Frio Keeps Me Alive
Every Type 1's must-have product!
Cazzy Magennis
7/1/2016
Diabetes
Airports & Travelling & Type 1 Diabetes
Worried about travelling with insulin? Don’t be!
Cazzy Magennis
7/1/2016
Diabetes
My Experience Of Flying And Diabetes
Does flying affect diabetes? Here's the answers
Cazzy Magennis
7/1/2016
Food
Eating & Drinking In Rome
Soak up the cuisine, and don't break the bank
Cazzy Magennis
7/1/2016
Budget
How To Visit Rome On a Budget
Take a look down the cobbled streets ...
Cazzy Magennis
7/1/2016
Diabetes
Introducing Cazzy
Tale of a Type 1
Cazzy Magennis
7/1/2016