Join Now


Blog

Keep up to date with my story

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

News Round Up W/E 24th Feb 12

Lots of articles this week, I have three that I thought were interesting: 1. The BBC reported 1.3m diabetes patients are not offereed vital tests NHS figures reveal fewer than 10% of patients are offered the full series of tests in some areas of England. According to National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, primary care trusts (PCTs) should ensure all diabetic patients are given a series of nine different health checks every 12 months. These include b...  

Another new driving licence

I had to apply for my drivers licence again, luckily the DVLA wrote to me the the forms I needed to fill out. If they hadn't I may have forgotten - a great reason to make sure you keep the DVLA informed of your address!! I always find the questions on hypo's a bit stressful as I never know what to put, but I think the main thing for me is I have never needed any help while driving. The application went OK and I received my new driving licence this morning. I know there's some new EU guideline...  

Why I’m proud to be a Diabetic-by Stephen Dixon(Sky News Presenter)

In the Express today is an article by Stephen Dixon the Sky News presenter who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 17. This is the extract from the Article: "NOTHING winds me up more than diabetics moaning on about ill health. Whether they have to take injections or infusions of insulin or have the more common type that is linked to age and being overweight, they should stop whingeing and start taking some responsibility. Diabetes costs the UK billions of pounds and most of...  

February Newsletter

Diabetic Friend .list a {color: #1076BD; text-transform: uppercase; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 11px; text-decoration: none;} ...