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Tweet A few years ago, I did some charity work in a Ghanaian village. To show their appreciation, the villages put on entertainment for the volunteers. On Sunday it was a game of football. One evening, they taught us all their local games – some requiring mental agility, some requiring physical agility and some requiring…

Tweet Share Summer is here and we have just embarked on our first family holiday, five months post diagnosis. Freddie’s dad Jon and I were not concerned, probably because we didn’t go abroad. We just ensured that we had spares of diabetic equipment. Sounds a bit blasé and naïve hey? Well not really, we just…

Tweet Share Whilst it’s been a pretty non-stop 2015 so far, time seems to have plodded by at a fairly pedestrian pace for the most part.  The familiar chorus of “I can’t believe it’s nearly August” is ringing out in my office, but I’m struggling to think back to what happened in January – it…

Tweet Share A few months ago Holly Rose wrote a blog about going on holiday with Type 1 diabetes, and it got me thinking about the effects travelling though different time zones can have on glycaemic control. Normally the body responds to circadian rhythms, a roughly 24-hour cycle which affects the levels of several hormones,…

Tweet Share I think we have started a new tradition: a city break in the winter. It started with London when our flight to New York was cancelled because there was too much snow at Heathrow. Since then, we have been to Berlin and Prague in December. The holidays follow the usual city break themes…