Although, I’m not quite 18 years old and have literally only been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes for less than a year, I am told to remain optimistic – what’s a lifelong condition anyway? As everyone keeps telling me, “It could be worse?” Of course, it’s easier for ‘them’ to say, after all, they’re not…

Everyone who has diabetes must have suffered a ‘hypo’ at one time or another. A ‘hypo’ (officially known as hypoglycaemia) is when the body enters a state of ‘low blood glucose levels’ – less than 4 mmol/l. As you know, this can have a serious toll on your daily activities. I remember my ‘first time’…

For as long as I can remember, it has always been a pleasure in reaching the summit of a mountain. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those Tom Cruise impersonators who hang off a slope with a rope no wider than a thread of cotton. I’m a bearded ‘twit’ who treks the mountains…

When I was rushed into A&E in August with DKA, I had no idea what was wrong with me or how my life was about to change. I was scared – really scared. Being told that you’re critically ill is difficult to take in at any age but especially when you’re only 17! Thankfully, I…