Hi guys and girls, today I received good news, I'll be one of 60 taking part in JDRF UK Type 1 in Parliament, an equivalent to the congress the US has. It's the first diabetes lobbying event the UK has had! I'm very pleased as I can help raise the side of diabetes that many keep quiet, the depression, the not looking after your diabetes etc. I'm really looking forward to it.

Yet I'm feeling quite deflated today, I spent the weekend at my family home and now back in a house share with some idiots! Which really doesn't help, I guess I'm also slightly annoyed but not surprised that the place I work at didn't even listen to me today or they didn't care that I was going to parliament. No doubt that when they hear me on the radio they will be speaking to me about it! I want to improve my diabetes control yet it's just not happening, I guess I have very little confidence or self esteem at the min.

Anyway happy World Diabetes Day everyone!
Take care

Views: 56

Tags: 1, Diabetes, JDRF, deflated, depression, in, parliament, type

Comment by Brian (bsc) on November 14, 2011 at 4:45pm

Well, I care. Thanks for making an effort to make the world a better place, even if those around you don't appreciate it.

Comment by jujube on November 14, 2011 at 9:30pm

It only takes one person or maybe 60 for the world to hear all of our voices....I care and I think it's a big deal so thank you and good luck!


You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

Diabetes Among Hispanics: We’re not all the same

US Hispanics are often portrayed in the press as a single, monolithic group. But anyone who has spent any time in San Francisco’s Mission District or the Bronx can tell you, we’re not all the same. Now we’re finding out Read on! →

Diabetes entre los hispanos: no somos todos iguales

Traducido por Mila Ferrer.    A menudo los Hispanos en Estados Unidos son retratados en la prensa como un solo grupo, monolítico. Pero cualquiera que haya pasado algún tiempo en el  Mission District de San Francisco o el Bronx se Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Bradford (has type 1)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service