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Melanie Stephenson

Tweet Share Sometimes you might question whether or not research into diabetes is important. Many people are very happy with the diabetes treatment that they currently receive, whether that be people with Type 1 diabetes doing their insulin injections numerous times a day. Or people with Type 2 diabetes taking their Metformin tablets for example.…

Tweet Share For me it wasn’t a straight forward decision to move from multiple injections onto an insulin pump. For those who aren’t familiar with pump therapy, it involves wearing a small box like device similar to an mp3 player that continuously delivers insulin via a tube to a needle worn underneath the skin. The…

Tweet Share My name is Melanie Stephenson, I’m 22 and have been living with type 1 diabetes for 9 years. I was first diagnosed with the disease just after my 13th birthday and went straight onto 2 injections a day. Since then diabetes treatment has progressed as have my requirements in how I needed to…