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,…

Do you remember Alain Robert? He was known as Spider-man because he climbs buildings: he has climbed the Lloyds Building in London, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Empire State Building in New York and more … all without using the stairs. You may think he is fearless: he is not, he is afraid of heights. I have seen him…

The Freestyle Libre will soon be made available across the NHS. I know there has been a lot of campaigning by Diabetes UK and more to make this happen. It’s great to see this kind of hard work come to fruition. Many people will be thinking “Yay – no more finger-pricks. My finger tips can…

I visit my dentist and dental hygienist once a year. When I was young, I had a brace but since then, my dental visits have been very dull. The only filling was due to a chipped tooth. Each year, when they express their pleasure in my gums, I tell the dentist and hygienist “yes, I…

Although I live in a city and can walk to the centre in less than 15 minutes, until very very recently, my broadband has run at the speed of a tortoise doing its best impression of a snail. The problem was a lack of fibre available on my street. As someone who works in IT and…