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I bought this book as a tongue-in-cheek gift for my wife.  I may have commented that it’d take her a long time to fill it.  In the last two weeks, I’ve probably done enough to warrant buying her a second copy… It’s Thursday and I’m in London for work.  My elbow had felt sore the…

In the year since many of us were last in a conference hall together in Glasgow, we have much to acknowledge and celebrate in diabetes care, treatment, prevention and research. In England, we’re on the threshold of £42 million of new investment being committed to improve diabetes care and treatment, targeting access to education, inpatient…

I’ve blogged about Tom’s terrifying diagnosis before but as it happened shortly before Christmas, the memory of it always comes back to me whenever it’s shortly before Christmas. As I write this, it’s shortly before Christmas 2016, which means it’s sixteen years since it happened. So that’s 16 years since Type 1 diabetes became an…

In November, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes (APPGD) published their report ‘Levelling Up: Tackling Variation in Diabetes Care’. As a person with Type 1 diabetes and Diabetes Voice representing Diabetes UK, I felt fortunate to be able to attend their report launch event at Westminster. There, I listened to speeches given by the…

I live on a steep road which you get to up a steeper road. There are clearly disadvantages with this: any exercise finishes with a tough cycle or run. Even a pleasant night out with friends ends with a walk up a steep hill. However, there are advantages: not least a great view and, anyone who…

Beth is project manager of Diabetes UK’s Clinical Champions programme which drives improvement in diabetes care across the NHS. How do you remain emotionally resilient working within the current demands of the NHS? At Diabetes UK, we’re always amazed by the healthcare professionals we work with. Overstretched, overtired and overworked, they somehow manage to also…