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10-year-old boy to be the first person in the UK to have pioneering pancreatic surgery

As Kai McGorie fell off his bicycle, the handlebars ripped through his stomach, rupturing his pancreas. At first, Kai and his parents had no idea his injuries were so severe. The damage wasn’t visible. But when Kai started throwing up, his mother called the ambulance.

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I’ve lost my long-acting insulin pen, what do I do?

This was the position I found myself in on Friday night. A good night out but somewhere along the line of the evening my insulin pen had gone missing.

Luckily I have a spare pen, unluckily it was safely tucked away in another location.

It’s a bit of a pain that certain insulins don’t work in certain pens or I could have got through the weekend by using one pen for two insulins. I was able to speak to the out of hours doctor who was very helpful and informed that I’d be able to visit the hospital’s ‘walk-in-centre’. However, the nearest hospital was sufficiently far away not to be accessible for me -or at least not without an expensive taxi ride.

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