Blogger and Diabetes UK fundraiser Ben Rolfe is dad to Alice who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2013. Here, he explains why it’s so important to keep talking about diabetes and why he’s determined to keep raising awareness. “Dad please. You can’t tell anyone. I don’t want anyone to know!” “But darling, you’ve got to…

“Why me?” Alice demanded, clenching the bed sheets in her fists. “Why not someone else? It’s Christmas!” It was Monday, 23 December 2013. Hot tears streaked her blotchy face as the doctor thoughtfully let my 11-year-old daughter vent her anger and frustration, before launching into an explanation of the mechanics of Type 1 diabetes, and…

Ben is the father of Alice who has Type 1 diabetes. Here, Ben and Alice share their views on diabetes complications.. Ben Alice is 14, with all the associated problems that incurs – moodiness, fatigue, rebellion, door slamming, experimental clothing, growth spurts, hormones, and so on. Some of these manifest themselves with a barrage of…