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“Why me?” Alice demanded, clenching the bed sheets in her fists. “Why not someone else? It’s Christmas!” It was Monday, 23 December 2013. Hot tears streaked her blotchy face as the doctor thoughtfully let my 11-year-old daughter vent her anger and frustration, before launching into an explanation of the mechanics of Type 1 diabetes, and…

Ben is the father of Alice who has Type 1 diabetes. Here, Ben and Alice share their views on diabetes complications.. Ben Alice is 14, with all the associated problems that incurs – moodiness, fatigue, rebellion, door slamming, experimental clothing, growth spurts, hormones, and so on. Some of these manifest themselves with a barrage of…

Tweet Ben is the father of Alice who has Type 1 diabetes. Here, Ben and Alice talk about the ups and downs of holidays when routine goes out the window. And if there’s any such thing as a true holiday if you’re always on diabetes duty. Ben’s point of view “Daddy my control is terrible.…

Our new blogger Ben is the father of Alice, who has Type 1 diabetes. Here, Ben and Alice talk about her first trip away from home alone since her diagnosis. My point of view “It’s not fair. Why can’t I just be normal? If it was anyone else they wouldn’t have to worry about taking…