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There’s no getting around it, travelling with diabetes is difficult, especially when you’re alone. But that shouldn’t stop anyone from doing it. As long as you test a lot and accept some days are going to be more unpredictable, the experiences you gain from travelling far outweigh the short term issues of diabetes management. My…

Genetics was high on the agenda at this year’s EASD, with a move toward challenging the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach of diagnosing and treating different types of diabetes. Using genetics to prevent Type 1 TrialNet screens relatives of people with Type 1 diabetes to work out their personal risk of developing the condition. They have now screened…

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…