I Built an Artificial Pancreas!

LOOPED is an open and transparent effort to make safe and effective basic closed loop technology widely available to reduce the burden of Type 1 diabetes. So what does all that mean? Since my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 4 years ago it has taken over our lives and while it doesn’t stop…

Type 1 v Type 2 (it’s not a competition)

My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 9 years old. I had no idea there were different types and the similar sounding names can be confusing. But I don’t get cross or upset when people don’t understand and assume she can’t eat sugar or may be overweight, because I had no idea what…

Snap Happy

Choosing a camera is quite a personal thing and there are a lot of factors that influence the purchase, not least the price!! Depending upon your usage you need to choose wisely, so whatever you decide, ultimately you need to start at the beginning and think about what you will be taking photos of and if…

Extra Sweet

My daughter was 9 when she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. A life-changing day for the whole family. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, which means your immune system attacks healthy body tissue by mistake. In this case, it attacks the cells in your pancreas. Your damaged pancreas is then unable to produce…

More Honey for your Money

My friend just sent me a personalised link to Honey, its basically a browser extension which works with Chrome that finds and applies coupon codes when you shop online. She recently used it with success when through Groupon she found a hotel deal for one night plus prosecco and in addition to the already discounted groupon…