Hi, I'm Kirsty from sunny sunny England and I'm a diabetic. (Sounds like I'm at an AA meeting!) I don't have a 'Standard' type of Diabeties, mines steriod induced Diabeties. I have been on steroids and other medicines for so long that I don't really produce much insulin anymore, what I do produce I'm fairly resistant to so I'm treated pretty much as a Type 1, on MDI of basal/bolus insulin. As well as Diabeties I have a severe form of asthma which doesn't respond to standard treatment, hence the steroids and subsequent Diabeties! It's all complicated but basically my body is pretty rubbish and doesn't work properly! I am a student studying English Literature in Cambridge, I would like to become an English teacher at the end of it all. I'm a big fan of music aswell and play far too many instruments for my own good - its really a very expensive hobby.... My poor bank balance takes a regular bash in! Anyway, I don't really know what else to say - except I am looking forwards to chatting with you all. Bye for now, Kirsty.