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Growing With Type 1 Diabetes

I cannot believe it is 4 years since Jack was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, wow time has flown and so much has changed. When we came home from hospital with our 11-year-old son and a bag full of needles and insulin we had no idea what lay ahead. All that uncertainty, would Jack be poorly? …

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Ten Ways NOT to Deal With A Hypo! And I Have Done Them All!

Learning how to deal with Type 1 Diabetes is a real learning curve, one that I am still on. I have made some silly mistakes. Some, on reflection, absolutely ridiculous mistakes. But as I am totally comfortable with my non-perfectness. I am willing to share them so others can learn from my mistakes. However when …

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Diabetes and the Importance of Having a Great Team Around You

One night this week I took part in the Diabetes UK twitter chat. The topic for discussion was the Make The Grade campaign which looks at how schools support children with type 1 diabetes. Most of the tweets I read were positive, and then I read one Dads tweet that just horrified me.   The …

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