A few weeks ago I visited Mahosot Hospital in the capital city of Laos to meet a two-year-old boy who had been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was strange to think that 15 years ago I was in a similar situation on the other side of the world.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in September 2003 when I was 11 years old. Even though it was a long time ago in my native France, I remember the initial fear surrounding how and why I was going to have to inject insulin into myself several times a day for the rest of my life.
The alternative? There is none.Read More