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Thankfully, I experienced no diabetes complications during my recent surgery. I believe this is greatly due to preparation and communication. So, I wanted to share my tips for a successful operation with an insulin pump. Tell everyone you have an insulin pump There are lots of options for listing current medicines and those doses (which…

Maybe it’s because I was diagnosed in my 30s so my parents never managed my diabetes. Maybe it’s because I arrogantly think I know best or maybe it’s because I’m a control freak. Whatever the reason, I like to control my own diabetes. When my recent surgery was first discussed, I mentioned my Type 1. The…

Over the last year I have been experiencing some discomfort which has become downright painful on a number of occasions. Unfortunately,  it has become so painful that I have experienced a couple of trips in an ambulance and some morphine. My local Accident and Emergency unit has been fantastic – busy but friendly and professional.…

Tweet In a regular blog series, Simon O’Neill, Diabetes UK’s Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison, rounds up the latest diabetes news. This week Simon reports on the latest research and other issues. Research Roundup Be kind to yourself… A study published in Diabetes Care suggests that being less harsh or judgmental on yourself can…

It’s summer so the patio doors are open. I’m pottering away in the kitchen when I hear a weird splashing noise from the back garden. Tom recently got back from staying the night with a friend. As he slouched through the front door he looked thoroughly knackered and complained that he wasn’t feeling very well.…