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Although, I’m not quite 18 years old and have literally only been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes for less than a year, I am told to remain optimistic – what’s a lifelong condition anyway? As everyone keeps telling me, “It could be worse?” Of course, it’s easier for ‘them’ to say, after all, they’re not…

I am qualified as an electronic engineer. I have in the past done software engineering, project management and sales. In my spare time, I am a climber, a baker and a dressmaker. Before I had diabetes, I had many hats. I feel diabetes has added more headgear to my hat cupboard. There’s the nursing hat…

On Wednesday 13th January 2016, I was introduced to a new friend/acquaintance/buddy/partner. Since then, we have barely been separated. We’ve travelled together; we’ve climbed together; we’ve slobbed on the sofa and watched television together; we’ve been to business meetings together; we’ve been out drinking together; we’ve had fun and we’ve got stressed. I am not…

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…