About us


a fun-loving girl, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on 29th December 2010, aged 10.
Read her story about diagnosis.
Here’s a link to all her articles.

Kev / Dad

an IT geek who just can’t seem to get enough of learning as much as he can from bloggers and sites on the net. He’s a bit of an Indophile having been to India 4 times already and has enough trip plans for the next 5 once-in-a-lifetime holidays. Recently he’s been introduced to the Diabetes Online Community, but feels rather fraudulent joining in as he doesn’t have type 1. Most of the posts will be written by him.
Read his story about Amy’s diagnosis.
Here’s a link to all his articles – or just look to the left as he’s written most of them.

Jane / Mum

a self-confessed IT illiterate who’s unlikely to write many articles herself.
Read her story about Amy’s diagnosis.
Here’s a link to all her articles.


Amy’s elder sister, thankfully possessing a healthy pancreas and pacifist T cells.

8 Responses to About us

  1. Andrea Thompson says:

    Hi I am a Medical Illustrator working in Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust, I was searching the web for a picture of a child wearing an insulin pump when I came across your site.

    It is great to a story like Amy’s on the web for all to see, it helps to alleviate fears for children and adults who are new to the condition.

    With this in mind would very much like to use the picture of Amy wearing her insulin pump in a resource I’m working on for the Bradford Diabetes Team which is being produced to guide teachers who have Type 1 diabetes students in their class. If you think this would be possible I’d love to hear from you.

    Kind regards,

  2. mrt says:

    Hi Kev, since I can’t find an email addess on this site: Would you please get in contact with me? I’d like to get your permission to use one of the pictures here for publishing. Thanks!

  3. Riteba says:


    I’m looking for UK English-speaking children aged 10-18 to participate in a localization project for Spectrum Translation, and I’m wondering if you could help me by sharing this message or referring participants (or maybe your daughter is interested?). Participation pays $100 USD and involves reading a questionnaire then having a 45-minute phone interview about the language in the questionnaire. You’ll receive $25 USD for every participant referred.


    Riteba McCallum

    • Kev says:

      Thanks for posting this and giving Amy and others the opportunity to take part. She enjoyed the experience and would happily do it again if you ever have any similar opportunities

  4. Richard Baker says:

    Kevin did you ever manage to get Dexcom CGM funded by NHS? We spoke at the Bournemouth event. Best Richard (richardr_baker@fastmail.co.uk) m:07811157321

    • Kev says:

      Hi Richard, no we never did, we actually stopped asking as things were unlikely to change. Still on G5, still self-funding and luckily received many spare G5s left over from people who’ve switched to G6.

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