As the year ends in a fog of lies, ‘fake news’ and bluster disguised as wisdom, some things remain indisputably true – for example, doctors are all agreed that spending your afternoons sitting in your pants on the sofa, eating chocolate and watching daytime TV is definitely not as good for you as putting your…

Diabetes has hit the headlines in a big way this week. That’s not unusual in itself, but this week the main focus has been on presenter Paul Hollywood’s entirely misplaced description of a Bake Off dish being ‘diabetes on a plate’. He has subsequently apologised and the comment will be redacted from any further screening…

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…