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Tweet Share Tom turned 14 yesterday and was keen to show how mature he’s getting. On Friday night, we asked him if he was getting excited. ‘Not really,’ he said. ‘At school today I forgot it was my birthday four times.’ Of course, the fact he’d noticed that showed us just how excited he was.…

Tweet Share My younger son Tom became a teenager today. I think he’s had a great birthday so far in spite of the odd hypo, and as I type this he’s up to his elbows in Lego, building a massive Marvel superhero set that he got from a doting relative. In amongst the frenzied tearing…

Tweet Share Hope everyone is well! This is my third blog, and a lot has happened since my last. I would like to thank those of you who commented my last post, giving me advice on how to control my blood sugars more effectively with regards to exercise so that I am not consuming all…

Tweet Share Since my last blog on 15 September, I have had a particularly busy but incredibly enjoyable and fulfilling time. Whatever function I have been to, I have marvelled at the work of our wonderful and ever-increasing band of volunteers, particularly at their enthusiasm to become even more involved, with for instance Diabetes Watch…

Tweet Share It’s almost ten years to the day since my younger son, Tom, was diagnosed with diabetes. It’s a long time ago, and yet the events surrounding it are still etched starkly in my memory. He was well under two when he started getting ill. He was guzzling water like there was no tomorrow…