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As I mentioned in my previous blog, on 27 January 2019 I took to the pool for the first time to start my Swim22 training. I managed two lengths before stopping: out of breath, aching, and tired. I’m not ashamed to say, I was rubbish. Even my 12 year old son, Freddie, teased my lack…

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.…

I was going to start by saying that this is always a challenging time of year for anyone with diabetes, but then I realised that actually there’s never a day (I’m a T2 patient myself) where I personally at least don’t think about it all through the day if I’m being honest. Generally I manage…