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I work for an American company of about 400 employees: big enough that we get things done, but small enough that I know many of my colleagues. Although I live and work in the UK, I know quite a few of my colleagues “across the pond”. This is mostly via emails but I get to…

On day one of my Type 1 diabetes diagnosis, I was told diabetes should not stop me doing what I want. I have tried to live my life with that in mind. I have walked up to 40,000 feet in the Nepalese Himalayas, sailed across the Channel, canoed down the River Wye, rock climbed in…

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…

This is part two of three-part series on Type 1 research highlights from the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions. This time, we’re covering technology, from pumps to mobile health. (Note that some of the research mentioned here hasn’t yet been published and reviewed by the research community).  Unexpected news: pumps and pregnancy Dr Denice…

Thankfully, I experienced no diabetes complications during my recent surgery. I believe this is greatly due to preparation and communication. So, I wanted to share my tips for a successful operation with an insulin pump. Tell everyone you have an insulin pump There are lots of options for listing current medicines and those doses (which…