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Fourteen years ago, my boyfriend and I decided we wanted a slightly different Christmas. The build up to December had felt long and I was feeling run down. So we spent Christmas Day at home, just the two of us doing what we wanted without the pressure to follow conflicting family rituals. For example, my family…

I was going to start by saying that this is always a challenging time of year for anyone with diabetes, but then I realised that actually there’s never a day (I’m a T2 patient myself) where I personally at least don’t think about it all through the day if I’m being honest. Generally I manage…

I’ve blogged about Tom’s terrifying diagnosis before but as it happened shortly before Christmas, the memory of it always comes back to me whenever it’s shortly before Christmas. As I write this, it’s shortly before Christmas 2016, which means it’s sixteen years since it happened. So that’s 16 years since Type 1 diabetes became an…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas whoop! London is looking magnificent, all the lights are up and twinkling away and there is a fabulous chill in the air which warrants the wearing of cosy bobble hats and cashmere socks. I feel like I have grown in to my love of Christmas throughout the…

“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…