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Sheila was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2001. She is experiencing eye problems as a result of diabetes complications, despite taking care of herself. We diabetics have it drummed into us that we must keep our blood sugar levels under control to ensure that we don’t end up suffering from all those nasty complications,…

My diagnosis with type 1 diabetes came as a huge surprise both  to me and to my parents. As far as I knew, there was no one in my family with diabetes. However, when I asked my mother she said something along the lines of “oh yes, Auntie Mary had diabetes”. This seemed odd to…

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…