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Unfortunately, not everything you read on the internet is true, and the rich or powerful are not the only targets of “fake news”. We’ve been getting questions from many of you asking about rumours circulating on Facebook claiming test strips are being withdrawn or funding is being cut by the NHS. We embrace your campaigning…

My approach to illness is to ignore it as much as I can and just get on with my life. When I write “illness”, I don’t think of diabetes in this category: I know not to ignore diabetes. What I mean is, when I have a cold, I try to battle through. I may drink…

Tweet Share I’ve been surfing recently. No, this is not another of my post about the effect on my blood control of another extreme sport. This time I have just been surfing from the comfort of my sofa. On the internet. I started with the recent news that diabetes accounts for 10% of the NHS…

Tweet Share Today we’re attending a meeting with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes (APPG) about access to test strips. This APPG meeting will focus on access to test strips for people with Type 1 diabetes which has been highlighted in our recently released position statement on Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) for…

Tweet Share I hate to admit it, but my next blog really is about something teenagers hate to admit to…. BEING DISORGANISED! Organisation is key with diabetes. Most people know this – it’s like the timing, the doses, the prescriptions… So, I decided that I was going to do Leedsfest again this year, like the…

Tweet Share Here’s a conspiracy theory to chill the hearts of people whose lives are touched by Type 1 diabetes. What if blood glucose testing strips are an alien race of tiny cyborgs that hide in the paraphernalia of diabetic people with a view to colonising earth? Think about it. Don’t you find they get…