Author: BYLSW

Key events of 1999

Twenty year university reunion

Subtitled, how did I get so old? But more importantly, I am really glad I am so old! Twenty year anniversary of going to uni! In late September 1999, as the media ruminated the cause of Princess Diana’s fatal accident, Lance Armstrong powered to Β Tour de France victory, paper ‘solar eclipse’ glasses gathered dust and frantic preparations were being made before the deadly Millenium Bug hit us, I began university

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Flash Glucose Monitoring for CFRD

I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD) in my mid-teens, shortly before my 14th birthday. I remember being in hospital and my schoolmates kindly doing a collection to buy a present, clubbing together to buy me Smash Hits 95. I clearly remember the double cassette (it was the mid 90s, I was years away from a CD player!) with hits of the era including: Dreamer by Livin Joy,

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Cf patient Helen and her dog on a mobility scooter

My first mobility scooter!

As much as I like to think of myself as independent and my stock answer for people asking me how I am is ‘ok-fine- and-you’, I have to admit that my body really does have limitations. These limitations now mean I’ve stopped doing a lot of things I used to enjoy. My ability to cover much ground at more than a snail’s pace is one of these. After a particularly

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