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Pregnancy and the thought of bringing a new life into this world can be scary – particularly when managing your diabetes. Often a patient’s main concern centers around the difficulties of actual conception, rather than how to stay healthy during the pregnancy itself. But at NEEDS (North East Essex Diabetes Service), we support patients through…

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…