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Arthur Smith is a comedian and writer who has Type 2 diabetes and has been a long-time supporter of Diabetes UK.  It is 16 years now since I heard that sentence but I still recall the doctor’s exact words and his curt delivery of them. “You have diabetes and you will have to inject yourself…

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’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…

A couple of weekends ago I volunteered at one of the Diabetes UK ‘Big Conversation’ events in Leeds.  The discussions I was part of had a lot of key themes; access to consistent and quality care, desire for more education and support (for individuals and healthcare professionals alike) and the ongoing stigma associated with diabetes. Two…