Thought I would add a little more to the comments i made previously concerning my 68 years with type 1 diabetes. When I was first diagnosed very few people had even heard of the complaint, it was referred to as Sugar Diabetes and most thought it was caused through eating too much sugary foodstuff. There was very little awareness in schools and the general public had no idea of the condition. Had I had a hypo at school or whilst playing outdoors very few, other than family or close friends, would have known what to do. School personel were unfamiliar with the condition, no on site nurses in those days. I knew no one in my school or neighbourhood with either type 1 or type 2 condition until my GP contacted me regarding a local boy, some years my junior, was diagnosed. The doctor asked if I would meet with this lad and his mother to offer support and advice. I would love to hear how other Type 1 sufferers got on in the early days, did they have any similar problems. What now is the percentage of population with a type 1 condition and how has that number change since the 1950?