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Tweet A few years ago I finally convinced my diabetes team that I would benefit from getting an insulin pump. Thankfully I was right and the pump has made a huge difference to my life. Recently though, it caused a huge amount of stress and embarrassment when passing through airport security. The insulin pump has…

Tweet We are now almost two months into our six-month backpacking trip and thought that it was a good time for an update on the lessons learnt since leaving the UK. The good news straight away is that we haven’t really experienced any major issues and confidence in backpacking with diabetes is only ever growing…

Tweet My name is Scott and I have been a Type 1 diabetic since the age of 8. Now, almost 20 years on, I have been through the trials and tribulations of living with diabetes during my adolescent years to reach an exciting crossroads in my life. I now intend to go backpacking across South…

Tweet Throughout my life, I have taken risks: when I chose my A level subjects there was the risk that I would not pass; when I went to university, there was the risk I would be homesick; when I started my first (and every) job, there was a risk I would not enjoy it. These…

Tweet Share A few months ago Holly Rose wrote a blog about going on holiday with Type 1 diabetes, and it got me thinking about the effects travelling though different time zones can have on glycaemic control. Normally the body responds to circadian rhythms, a roughly 24-hour cycle which affects the levels of several hormones,…