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I’m fortunate not to have suffered any major trauma in my life. That is, until a year ago when, at only 14 months old, my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, food aversion, Situs Inversus Totalis (where her heart and other organs are on the opposite side of her body), and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia…

For those that can remember it looks like an iPod only chunkier and black, with a rectangular LCD screen and some silver buttons. It fits snugly into the pocket of my jeans, where it sits most of the time, silently, reassuringly, feeding me my supply of insulin. The pump is connected to me by a…

Everyone who has diabetes must have suffered a ‘hypo’ at one time or another. A ‘hypo’ (officially known as hypoglycaemia) is when the body enters a state of ‘low blood glucose levels’ – less than 4 mmol/l. As you know, this can have a serious toll on your daily activities. I remember my ‘first time’…

I was away from home for two weeks over Christmas: it was a combination of visiting family (mine and my partner’s) as well as a bit of a winter holiday. Half a week after locking up the house and turning down the heating, I received a message from my boiler telling me that it was losing…