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416 Million. It is estimated that 416 Million people on our planet suffer from diabetes. Still feel alone? Anyway, I’m here to tell you my story and how the diagnosis is going for me, one month on. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes out of nowhere on 5 June 2017. It was quite a…

I’m fortunate not to have suffered any major trauma in my life. That is, until a year ago when, at only 14 months old, my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, food aversion, Situs Inversus Totalis (where her heart and other organs are on the opposite side of her body), and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia…

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…

“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…