September 14, 2016

This blog is dedicated to the life and legacy of Theodore Ryder. 

At one time, type one diabetes was terminal. Anyone and everyone who developed symptoms were sanctioned to a strict diet plan and even then, given 1-2 years. For centuries no one could fully understand 'w...

August 22, 2016

When I was rushed into A&E in August with DKA, I had no idea what was wrong with me or how my life was about to change. I was scared – really scared. Being told that you’re critically ill is difficult to take in at any age but especially when you’re only 17!


August 8, 2016

I have only been diabetic for 2 months (and counting!) Like many others, it was brought upon me in the fatal diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). In many ways, it felt as though my identity had been stolen by an unexplained ‘thing’ and no matter how hard I tried t...

July 3, 2016

For as long as I can remember, it has always been a pleasure in reaching the summit of a mountain. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those Tom Cruise impersonators who hang off a slope with a rope no wider than a thread of cotton. I’m a bearded ‘twit’ who treks the mo...

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