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Blogger and Diabetes UK fundraiser Ben Rolfe is dad to Alice who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2013. Here, he explains why it’s so important to keep talking about diabetes and why he’s determined to keep raising awareness. “Dad please. You can’t tell anyone. I don’t want anyone to know!” “But darling, you’ve got to…

My younger brother, Eddie, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was aged 6 or 7 – and from that age he had to give himself insulin injections every single day. I clearly remember the early days of learning how to inject himself, practising on an orange, disinfecting glass syringes and needles and the…

When I was first diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 23 in 2015, I couldn’t even begin to imagine how complicated, stressful, and confusing the next few years of my life would be. I’m not a worrier and very rarely find myself stressed out, but one thing I wondered about more than anything…

I am intrigued by the way we all express ourselves slightly differently. A bouncy friend of mine seems to have a negative vocabulary: she described a wedding as “ruined” because it rained. I work with some American colleagues who are always very upbeat compared to the Brits: they would describe something as “awesome” whereas we would…