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Tweet Diabetes is with me 24-7, 365 days of the year. And 366 days on a leap year (if only I could have one day off every 4 years). This means that it is with me whatever I do: travel, gym, holidays, eating out with friends, climbing, a night in the pub, … And that includes when…

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 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 In a regular blog series, Simon O’Neill, Diabetes UK’s Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison, rounds up the latest diabetes research. This week he focuses on the latest technologies, medicines and treatments. Encapsulated Beta Cells A company called ViaCyte have pioneered the potential treatment of Type 1 Diabetes using lab-grown pancreas cells, derived from…