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Tweet Share I make no secret of the fact that Jacqui is better at dealing with type 1 diabetes than I am. Way back in 2000, when our younger son Tom was first diagnosed, she learned how to do insulin injections at the earliest possible opportunity so that we could discharge him from hospital and…

Tweet Share Once you get used to dealing with type 1 diabetes, you almost stop noticing it. It kind of hangs around in the background of your life, lurking quietly and not drawing attention to itself. Of course, you still have to do things to keep it quiet, but the blood glucose tests, the infusion…

Tweet Share The other day, we had some groceries delivered by Ocado and they’d included a little free gift in amongst the stuff we’d ordered. They do that every now and then. In among the more prosaic stuff you’ve bought – the long grain rice and the washing-up liquid – they’ll tuck a little treat,…

Tweet Share In my office at work I have a desk diary that Jacqui made me, featuring some of the photos she’s taken over the past year. January features a shot of Joe and Tom walking along the edge of the sea on a windswept beach in Suffolk last summer. They’re wearing similar hooded tops,…

Tweet Share I’m not a crazy fan of dealing with type 1 diabetes on an everyday basis, but it’s at its most annoying when you’re really busy. And this is always the busiest night of the year. I know there’s going to be lots of physical activity, not the mention the stress and excitement, so…

Tweet Share Last night we went out to the cinema to watch the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, ‘Day of the Doctor’. Jacqui had got the snacks sorted out and carb counted in advance, so we had nothing to worry about while we watched the movie. The place was packed out with Who fans young…