A couple of weekends ago I volunteered at one of the Diabetes UK ‘Big Conversation’ events in Leeds.  The discussions I was part of had a lot of key themes; access to consistent and quality care, desire for more education and support (for individuals and healthcare professionals alike) and the ongoing stigma associated with diabetes. Two…

I bought this book as a tongue-in-cheek gift for my wife.  I may have commented that it’d take her a long time to fill it.  In the last two weeks, I’ve probably done enough to warrant buying her a second copy… It’s Thursday and I’m in London for work.  My elbow had felt sore the…

Before Alice steps through the mirror into Looking-Glass Land she sits and ponders what it’s like to be on the other side. What would it be like to go from the comfort of her armchair in her familiar surroundings to a totally different world. Tortured literary metaphors notwithstanding, I recently had the opportunity to step…

In some ways, living with diabetes can be all consuming.  A daily routine of finger-prick tests, carb calculations, injections or button presses and the occasional shouting match with some food packaging… (seriously – how hard is it to put both the weight of something and its nutritional info on one packet?) And whilst labels on food matter a…