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416 Million. It is estimated that 416 Million people on our planet suffer from diabetes. Still feel alone? Anyway, I’m here to tell you my story and how the diagnosis is going for me, one month on. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes out of nowhere on 5 June 2017. It was quite a…

Here Comes the Sun and I can feel myself smiling. I love the Summertime: the chance to spend more time outside, feel the warmth of the sun and the longer lighter evening. A chance to throw off my jumpers and jackets; a chance to eat outside with picnics and barbecues; a chance to stay outside whilst…

At the beginning of July, we brought together some of the greatest people we know working in diabetes care improvement: our Professional Leadership Alumni. The Professional Leadership Alumni is made up of clinicians who have participated in our leadership programmes: Clinical Champions and Tomorrow’s Leaders. These programmes are designed for healthcare professionals from across the…

I believe the press are improving on the way they report about diabetes: there is more to distinguish between the different types and some focus on complications. However, there are still reports of miracle cures and sensationalisation of some of the problems. Today, I was reading an article about Type 1 diabetes and my heckles…