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Tweet After thirty-eight weeks of growing in what could easily have been a compromised environment, (salvaged only by managing my diabetes carefully) my healthy baby girl was born. Weighing 8lb 6oz, with ten tiny fingers and toes, and a headful of dark hair, I fell in love at first sight – and yes, I still…

Tweet As Clinical Champions Project Manager I work with health care professionals regularly. Promoting best practice is part of my job and I therefore I think it is vital I have a good understanding of what clinicians come up against in the ‘real world.’ This March, one of our Champions, Ryan D’Costa, who is a…

Tweet About three years ago while I was still working at Diabetes UK, I attended a conference in London where I heard some truly inspirational people talk about their experiences of diabetes and how it influenced their emotions and relationships. One man, who by complete coincidence was also diagnosed shortly after a holiday to Barbados,…

Tweet After that so-called ‘glowing’ stage of pregnancy, the third trimester swiftly arrives. And if diabetes with pregnancy was difficult up to this point, then be prepared for an even steeper, uphill climb. Let’s recap. The first trimester brought all the initial fears and anxieties about facing the next nine months. Then there were the…