Melanie Stephenson

Age: 22

How long have you had diabetes? I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for 9 years, since I was 13.

Why did you want to write a blog for Diabetes UK? I want to blog for diabetes UK because I like helping the charity to raise awareness of diabetes and like helping to show that having diabetes doesn’t have to stop you doing anything.

What will you talk about? In my blog I’ll talk abot how I manage having diabetes, using an insulin pump effectiely and how to participate in sport to a high level without letting the diabetes get in the way.

Why should people read your blog?
People should read my blog because I don’t believe there is a lot of information available for young people/athletes/diabetics on how to manage sport and or exercise when you have diabetes, that are actually written by another diabetic talking about their own personal experiences.

Read all of Mel’s blogs here.