As the year ends in a fog of lies, ‘fake news’ and bluster disguised as wisdom, some things remain indisputably true – for example, doctors are all agreed that spending your afternoons sitting in your pants on the sofa, eating chocolate and watching daytime TV is definitely not as good for you as putting your…

It is summer and it is raining in Britain, so obviously it is the time to leave these shores and head to somewhere hotter. Yes, there may be a few mosquitos but – so what? There is a swimming pool and cheap chips. We’re all going on a summer holiday! When diabetes first entered my life,…

Arthur Smith is a comedian and writer who has Type 2 diabetes and has been a long-time supporter of Diabetes UK.  It is 16 years now since I heard that sentence but I still recall the doctor’s exact words and his curt delivery of them. “You have diabetes and you will have to inject yourself…