A cure is ten years away

It’s a favourite mantra here at your soaraway Shoot Up that a cure for diabetes is always ten years away. While spooning down our cornflakes over the morning paper, we see endless headlines like “Pill cure for diabetes sufferers” and “Stem cell research to bring end to diabetes” and “Cinnamon cure for diabetic fatties”, etc.,… Read More »

Want to brighten up your life with diabetes?

Get a toddler. They don’t have to be yours, you could borrow one for a while as long as you get the owners permission. They’ll revolutionise your daily pancreatic duties: – No more missed blood tests. Your toddler will wake you everyday with the cheery refrain “its morning time. Do your blood test”. – No… Read More »

Five guaranteed cures for diabetes!

You won’t believe number 3!! In the two or so years since my last article for your soaraway Shoot Up, I’ve noticed a growing trend for sensationalised, click-bait, Buzzfeed-style headlines, accompanied by vapid, ill-informed and inaccurate articles. Never being one to miss out on the lowest common denominator, here’s your soaraway Shoot Up’s top five… Read More »

Logging the tempestuous seas of diabetes

Recently I started helping with the beta testing for a diabetes logging Android app – MySugr. I’ll burble on about the app in a future article – *spoiler* it’s quite good – but it’s been the first time I’ve properly logged my diabetes for ages. Many years ago I went on a sailing holiday in… Read More »

Got a kid with diabetes? DUK care events registration open now

The deepest, darkest days of January are the perfect time to be planning holidays. And by sheer coincidence Diabetes UK have just launched their 2014 programme of care events for families and young people. I gushed endlessly about the marvellousness of these events a few years ago, so if you need any convincing that meeting… Read More »