"Turning up at the challenge intro and registration event with my baggy football shorts on and Diathlete hoody, with a bicycle 🚲 I had borrowed from a friend down my street (before he knew of it)  who had acquired it for £100 some years before,  it soon hit me that I might not be so

Punchy Pancreas

Is my pancreas ‘extinct?’ Often on social media there are comments across the type 1 diabetes online community stating with understandable frustration: “dodgy pancreas,” or “if only my pancreas worked!” But what is this organ and what exactly is so faulty about it, for those of us living with this condition??? It is not often

The Condition of Communication

Shakira Chahal is from Dumbarton, and gets admitted to Royal Alexandria, Paisley, just outside of Glasgow in Scotland. She is 23 years old, a mother and had an adolescent aged diagnosis to type 1 diabetes, at 17 years old. Shakira has very bravely and very openly shared about what has been a difficult period in health