Tonight, I posted a news article on the diabetes 24-7 Facebook page entitled, Diabetes UK finds that a third of sufferers hide their condition (The Guardian, 12 June 2011). The report discussed research focused on the psychological implications of the condition conducted by Diabetes UK, the largest diabetes organization in the United Kingdom. The Diabetes [...]
It was the first Christmas that two type 1 families who live on opposite ends of the world would celebrate Christmas together.
I am the faraway aunt who shares the same illness (type 1) with her six year old niece, Lily, diagnosed at three. Although my brother and I chat by phone about juggling Lily’s diabetes, [...]
It was just me and my five year old daughter on one particular rainy Autumn Sunday in 2005. Her father was away, and we needed a plan for the day. “Let’s go explore the Natural History Museum,” I announced. “We can look at all the animals – you remember the big blue whale and Dippy [...]