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There’s no getting around it, travelling with diabetes is difficult, especially when you’re alone. But that shouldn’t stop anyone from doing it. As long as you test a lot and accept some days are going to be more unpredictable, the experiences you gain from travelling far outweigh the short term issues of diabetes management. My…

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…

Our new blogger Ben is the father of Alice, who has Type 1 diabetes. Here, Ben and Alice talk about her first trip away from home alone since her diagnosis. My point of view “It’s not fair. Why can’t I just be normal? If it was anyone else they wouldn’t have to worry about taking…

Whilst I adore getting away for a couple of weeks and going on holiday, I have a love/hate relationship with airports. There’s something inherently fascinating about how airports work; how all the shops have a crazier, more manic feel to them and the odd selection of things you can do whilst you’re waiting to board…

Tweet I hate waste. I hate wasted time, I hate wasted packaging, I hate wasted food. Every time I change my insulin set, I sort out the packaging into sharps, recycling and waste. If only I could find some way to recycle or reuse the cellophane and the wipes. I also hate wasted paper. I…