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Tweet Share I’ve never been a brilliant sleeper. Chuck a bit of stress into my life and I’ll either not be able to get to sleep in the first place, or – much more commonly in recent years – I’ll wake up at stupid o’clock and not be able to get back to sleep. So…

Tweet Share Although it’s nearly a third of a century since I took my O-levels, I vividly remember some of the exam rituals we used to have. As you sat down in the exam hall, you’d take all the stuff out of your special pencil case and line it up along the back of your…

Tweet Share Illness has descended on our household like a damp, smelly old blanket. Tom (13) was off school for most of last week with a nasty viral thing, Joe (16) came down with it on Tuesday and has been in his sick bed ever since, and in the middle of last night my wife…

Tweet Share Is there a lesser of the two evils? By the two evils of course I am referring to what us slaves-to-diabetes call the hypos and the hypers or the lows and the highs; those times when blood sugar levels decide to slip out of their comfort zone and give their owners a little…

Tweet Share When Ewan was 6 he was diagnosed with a learning difficulty you will all be familiar with called dyslexia. In general it affects his ability to read and write and has a knock-on effect with all of his schooling. The dyslexia in itself is a major life hurdle for Ewan and puts him…

Tweet Share When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I lived alone. I had some very close friends who helped me understand how I needed to treat myself but most of the time, I just had to get on and do everything I needed. To be honest, I’m a pretty independent person: it’s good to have…