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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,…

This Universal Children’s Day, Martyn, our Advocacy Manager, has taken a look at the rights of children with Type 1 diabetes at school. Schools should, and usually do, provide brilliant care for children with Type 1 diabetes. But sometimes, through a lack of awareness or forward planning, children with diabetes don’t get the care they…