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,…

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…