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Here Comes the Sun and I can feel myself smiling. I love the Summertime: the chance to spend more time outside, feel the warmth of the sun and the longer lighter evening. A chance to throw off my jumpers and jackets; a chance to eat outside with picnics and barbecues; a chance to stay outside whilst…

Tweet Share Whilst it’s been a pretty non-stop 2015 so far, time seems to have plodded by at a fairly pedestrian pace for the most part.  The familiar chorus of “I can’t believe it’s nearly August” is ringing out in my office, but I’m struggling to think back to what happened in January – it…

Tweet Share Ah summer!  Long warm evenings, sitting out in the sun with your friends, glorious holidays – it’s the best time of the year isn’t it? Not so much for me.  While I do look forward to summer every year like most people do, I always end up resenting it a little bit when…

Tweet Share Since my introductory blog post a few weeks ago people have been asking questions about travelling on aeroplanes and planning summer holidays, in this post I will empty my head regarding these topics and tell you about the latest addition to the list of countries I have corn-flakeified. If you have specific question…

Tweet Share We are expecting really high temperatures this week, so it’s important to take precautions to ensure that your diabetes remains well-controlled in this hot weather. Long periods of inactivity in the sun can affect diabetes control, making blood glucose levels higher than usual. On the flipside, insulin will be absorbed more quickly from…

Tweet Share Dear Friends, Since the middle of July, my limited physical involvement with Diabetes UK has reflected the fact that we are in the middle of the holiday season, in that I have had far fewer commitments than in the earlier part of the year (sadly!). However, I have been busy making arrangements for…