Hello again

Gosh, it’s been a while hasn’t it? How’s things? Things have been mostly happy and uneventful at this end in the two years since I last blogged. Although – shock horror – I have split up with two of my diabetes old-faithfuls. Here’s a round up… *Spoiler alert*: I’ve not been cured. The child has… Read More »

The Curse of Banting

To all of us with diabetes, Frederick Banting is a scientific giant to whom we owe a great deal. As we all know Banting won the 1923 Nobel Prize for Medicine, alongside JJR Macleod, for the isolation of insulin. Sadly Banting was killed in a plane crash in 1941, after both the engines of the… Read More »

Pendsey Trust produce new video

Your soaraway Shoot Up’s very favourite charity – The Pendsey Trust – have released a short video detailing their work supporting diabetics in rural India. As well as dealing in the “simple” stuff, like the supply of insulin and testing strips, they are also very much involved in long-term projects, education and practical support so… Read More »

Living with the Libre – interlude

I’m just typing up my second article about my experiences with the Libre. As always, I got slightly distracted by linguistics. Before I heard it spoken aloud by my consultant, I thought the Libre was pronounced “Leeb-ruh” but apparently, it’s pronounced the “Leeb-ray”. Expert polyglots will correct me, but if it has an upward inflection,… Read More »