I work for an American company of about 400 employees: big enough that we get things done, but small enough that I know many of my colleagues. Although I live and work in the UK, I know quite a few of my colleagues “across the pond”. This is mostly via emails but I get to…

On day one of my Type 1 diabetes diagnosis, I was told diabetes should not stop me doing what I want. I have tried to live my life with that in mind. I have walked up to 40,000 feet in the Nepalese Himalayas, sailed across the Channel, canoed down the River Wye, rock climbed in…

Fourteen years ago, my boyfriend and I decided we wanted a slightly different Christmas. The build up to December had felt long and I was feeling run down. So we spent Christmas Day at home, just the two of us doing what we wanted without the pressure to follow conflicting family rituals. For example, my family…

I am intrigued by the way we all express ourselves slightly differently. A bouncy friend of mine seems to have a negative vocabulary: she described a wedding as “ruined” because it rained. I work with some American colleagues who are always very upbeat compared to the Brits: they would describe something as “awesome” whereas we would…

Earlier this year, I joined the Big Conversation where we had the opportunity to discuss what we wanted for the future of diabetes. I was one of over 9,000 people involved in this conversation which provided a lot of information for Diabetes UK to consume, analyse and make sense of. And, only a few months later,…