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teens

Last week, the results of a landmark global study looking at Type 1 diabetes in teenagers were published. This study was a major achievement. It involved an incredible 4,460 teenagers with Type 1 diabetes, across three continents. And we were really excited to hear what the scientists had found, even though the results weren’t quite…

For as long as I can remember, it has always been a pleasure in reaching the summit of a mountain. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those Tom Cruise impersonators who hang off a slope with a rope no wider than a thread of cotton. I’m a bearded ‘twit’ who treks the mountains…

When I was rushed into A&E in August with DKA, I had no idea what was wrong with me or how my life was about to change. I was scared – really scared. Being told that you’re critically ill is difficult to take in at any age but especially when you’re only 17! Thankfully, I…

Ben is the father of Alice who has Type 1 diabetes. Here, Ben and Alice share their views on diabetes complications.. Ben Alice is 14, with all the associated problems that incurs – moodiness, fatigue, rebellion, door slamming, experimental clothing, growth spurts, hormones, and so on. Some of these manifest themselves with a barrage of…

Tweet Hiya T1’s, I’m Gray, I am 16 years old, I currently identify as genderqueer, I use he/him pronouns and I was diagnosed with T1 in 2009. It’s a cold and rainy day where I am, but I’m actually nice and warm inside, underneath my pile of jumpers and fuzzy socks, I just hope I’m…