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Read what things have affected me this week and my thoughts on any recent news articles.

Type 1.5 Diabetes

I seem to be hearing more and more people being diagnosed with type 1.5 diabetes. Generally these people do not immediately require insulin for treatment, are often not overweight, and have little or no resistance to insulin. So I thought I would try and look at the key facts of this type of diabetes. Type 1.5 diabetes has virtually the same underlying cause as type 1. Often people are misdiagnosed and are only correctly diagnosed when they do not react to insulin injections. The differen...  

Types of Insulin

I was talking to a friend who was on a completely different insulin regime than me. I currently take levemir at night and the morning and novorapid just before a meal. So I thought I would look at the different types of inulin out there and have come up with this: Humalog Humalog is an Eli Lilly product, with the active ingredient insulin lispro. It is extremely rapid-acting, and will typically begin to work within 15...  

Getting to Know Others

As part of the website I wanted to get some events togther to get people with diabetes together, so they can share stories and get some positive feedback. At the moment I am unable to organise such an event but I do know someone who is... Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation(DRWF)  are holding a walking event in Ceredigion and the Pembrokeshire Coast in May - it looks very interesting I am unable to go but thought it might be of interest to some of you. Get more info at ...  

Turkey, Poorly Baby and Diabetes!

I have been back from holiday a week and needed that time to relax. Turkey (or any holiday!) a poorly baby and trying to manage my diabetes was just a little bit too much to handle! The flight was fine, getting the baby milk through was more hassle than my insulin and needles so that was a reasonable start. In the airport just before flying my husband was sick and the baby had a very poorly stomach - after a change of cloths for the little one we managed to get on the plane. However with the ...  

Researchers achieve spontaneous beta cell regrowth in the pancreas

While I was away over Easter I was sent the following article from JDRF which I found interesting, I thought I would share with everyone. A study at the University of Geneva, co-funded by JDRF and published today in the scientific journal Nature, has shown that a type of cell in the pancreas that does not produce insulin can spontaneously convert into insulin producing beta cells. This finding advances JDRF's work in regeneration and gives new hope that one day people with type 1 diabetes wi...