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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…

Our DNA is a blueprint for the human body, containing tens of thousands of genes: instructions on how to build and look after it. Changes to the code of those genes can increase the risk of you getting – or even cause – certain conditions. So what about diabetes? Type 1 diabetes There are a…

In the period after a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes, some people experience a ‘honeymoon’ phase. During the honeymoon the pancreas is still able to produce a significant amount of its own insulin. This helps to lower blood sugar levels and can reduce the amount of insulin you need to inject or pump. So why…