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My Mum never called it a sports bag: the first one I remember was always referred to as a plimpsoll bag. This was devastating to a seven-year-old kid who knew that she wore “trainers” – no one called them “plimpsolls”. Nevertheless, I liked the bag. My Mum had made it for me and no one…

Tweet In a regular blog series, Simon O’Neill, Diabetes UK’s Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison, rounds up the latest diabetes news. This week Simon reports on the latest research and other issues. Research Roundup Be kind to yourself… A study published in Diabetes Care suggests that being less harsh or judgmental on yourself can…

It’s summer so the patio doors are open. I’m pottering away in the kitchen when I hear a weird splashing noise from the back garden. Tom recently got back from staying the night with a friend. As he slouched through the front door he looked thoroughly knackered and complained that he wasn’t feeling very well.…

I have recently returned from a walking holiday in Wales. We stayed in a lovely cottage in the middle of a forest in the middle of Snowdon with no mobile coverage for miles. However, this did not stop me using my mobile phone. On the way, we used Waze to direct us around the M5/M6…

Tweet About three years ago while I was still working at Diabetes UK, I attended a conference in London where I heard some truly inspirational people talk about their experiences of diabetes and how it influenced their emotions and relationships. One man, who by complete coincidence was also diagnosed shortly after a holiday to Barbados,…