A Small World

I just wanted to share with you an email I received a few weeks ago form a fellow T1 mother. No explanation needed…..all i can say is it really is such a small world, and makes us realise how many other parents are out there dealing with the same daily T1 routine as we are, which can never be a bad thing.


I just wanted to share that today I sat outside at a service station near Minehead about to feed my son who has type1 and has had for just over 3 years. I looked up to see an all too familiar routine going on at the next table  – finger pricks, hurriedly trying to work out the carb count before the accu check meter turns off etc.
it struck me how quickly i recognised the body language and how we go through this process as though its second nature now.
Anyway I vaguely recognised from the article in the YOU MAGAZINE and then stumbled upon your website – such a fab idea. Our local support group may be closing down and we have found their support invaluable since Saul’s diagnosis – don’t get me wrong my friends are fantastic but no one understands like another type 1 mum.
After looking at all of the fantastic work that you have been doing I just wanted to say thank you. Being proactive helps me to feel as though I am helping my son fight this horrible condition!

Many thanks

Lucy Westley and family

Happy HbA1c!

I am in such a good mood….!! Aliena just had her annual review and her HbA1c has gone down from 65 mmol, to 50 mmil which I am so happy about, so just wanted to share it!  Thank you Animas Vibe pump for helping her achieve this….


One Month On – Pump update to come

Apologies for my silence over the past month or so – i have been wanting to update the site on at least a weekly, if not daily, basis, but there just seems to be so much going on at the moment, most importantly, Aliena going onto to an insulin pump.  I was so hoping to do a weekly update of how we were finding it, and i know its not too late, so will do a summary by the end of this week i hope.   But for now, i will say it’s been AMAZING – life changing.  Yes, ups and downs, but so so much easier than injecting her every time she eats.

And guess what makes it all so much easier – it’s PINK!!!!


Lots of other Sugarplum news to come……having to buy pump cases has inspired me to produce our won range of Sugarplum Children pen cases, insulin pouches and so on, so i will be in touch with everyone to get ideas and feedback, once I get the ball rolling. Initial meeting with production company is in 2 weeks, so watch this space.