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…