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Diabetes and me: Insulin injections and information overload

After two weeks of going it alone, I left the hospital in a complete daze from a three hour appointment with a diabetes specialist, and weighed down with a bag of insulin supplies. I’m pretty sure this was the gold standard Oscars-style goody bag of the NHS. There were needles, lancets, finger prickers, glucose test Read More

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Wales v England: A special first rugby international, and a home ground win #ForTheJersey (AD)

Having two boys and living in Wales means I have no hope of avoiding rugby. We’ve already had stick for the eldest playing football and constantly kicking around the “wrong shaped ball”, and he’s only five! So when we were offered the chance to go and watch Wales v England at the Principality Stadium at Read More

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Diabetes and me: My journey to a type 1 diabetes diagnosis

My name is Alana, and I love carbs. Like, I LOVE carbs. I’ll plan a day out around a coffee and cake stop. I’ll always choose the most sweet or stodgy option on the menu. And yes, I’ll unashamedly eat a Super Noodle sandwich, followed by a good old Wispa and a cuppa for my Read More

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Saint Raphael at sunset: The perfect end to a week in France

When I first had the idea of spending an evening at Saint Raphael, I got this romantic idea of playing on the beach until the sun sets, paddling in the sea past bedtime, and carrying our sleepy boys back to the car with freckley noses and sandy toes. We hadn’t really ever managed this before Read More