My younger brother, Eddie, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was aged 6 or 7 – and from that age he had to give himself insulin injections every single day. I clearly remember the early days of learning how to inject himself, practising on an orange, disinfecting glass syringes and needles and the…

I was diagnosed with Type 1 at nine years old and have always considered myself incredibly lucky to have been so young, because I don’t remember anything else. I had my ups and downs with my diabetes through school, with a good lot of faked BGs (blood glucose levels) in my diary along the way.…