Archive - March 18, 2016

Labour MP Jamie Reed discusses the sugar tax, the Talking About Diabetes conference and his type 1 diabetes management

Jamie Reed, the Labour MP in Copeland and former shadow health minister, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 36, after initially being misdiagnosed.

Since then, he has run the London Marathon, rejected the opportunity to go on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and gave a speech at the first-ever Talking About Diabetes (TAD) conference earlier this month.

Jamie sat down with Diabetes.co.uk to discuss the recently announced sugar tax, how he adapted to type 1 diabetes management and why he is determined not to let his diagnosis stand in his way.

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