Olly Double

Age: 51

Do you have diabetes? No – but both my kids do. The younger one, Tom, was diagnosed in 2000, and his brother Joe was diagnosed in 2005.

Why did you want to write a blog for Diabetes UK? I’ve done stand-up comedy shows about diabetes and I thought this would be a chance to carry on the same kind of thing.

What will you talk about? The experience of being a parent of kids with diabetes – the highs, the lows (I’m talking blood sugars, of course), the interrupted sleep, the mistakes you make, the funny stuff the kids say about the whole business, etc.

Why should people read your blog? To share in the experiences of a parent who tries his best but doesn’t always get it right, and – hopefully – to have a laugh.

Read all of Olly’s blogs here.