I am a writer and mum living in the UK. Over the past 18 months I have developed rheumatoid arthritis (RA). I have also had type 1 diabetes for over a decade and am currently trying to figure out how to manage these two complex beasts together. I had a scour of the web for blogs or info sites by or for people with both conditions, but couldn't find anything other than medical journal articles. That's part of my reason for writing about my experiences.

I really want to find ways to deal positively with the challenges long-term conditions can present. It's so easy to get bogged down and feel the world is against you, but I know there is always an important lesson to learn from what I experience. So that's what this blog is about, and I'd love to hear from you if you have a long term condition and have thoughts to share, or you just want to connect.

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