Around 500,000 people in the UK have type 1 diabetes - about 10% of the total with diabetes. It can develop at any age, but often in previously very healthy children and young adults. This is the first book in many years that has been published in the UK to support people with type 1 diabetes in managing their condition.
Drawing on his many years working at one of the leading diabetes centres in the UK, Dr David Cavan provides a practical guide to managing all aspects of the condition, including insulin pump therapy and the latest technology available. This cutting-edge book presents invaluable advice that will offer genuine hope to adults with type 1 diabetes and their families.
Dr David Cavan is one of the UK's leading experts on diabetes self-management. He worked for 17 years as a consultant at the highly-regarded Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre and in 2013 moved to Brussels where he worked for three years as the Director of Policy for the International Diabetes Federation. He now lives in the UK, working as an independent consultant supporting the development of diabetes services in the UK and overseas. Diabetes.co.uk is the world's largest and fastest-growing community website and forum for people with diabetes. With over 2.2m unique visitors per month and a diabetes support community of over 180,000 members sharing a cumulative 1.5m years of experience, this award-winning website has proven to positively influence health outcomes. Get support at www.diabetes.co.uk/forum