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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…

I am qualified as an electronic engineer. I have in the past done software engineering, project management and sales. In my spare time, I am a climber, a baker and a dressmaker. Before I had diabetes, I had many hats. I feel diabetes has added more headgear to my hat cupboard. There’s the nursing hat…