Dear All I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My names Is James Price, I am 50 years old and am currently a community staff nurse working with Pennine Acute Trust. I am based at Cheetham Hill Health Centre in Manchester and have only been in post since 5th Jan 2009. Previous to this I was working at St Marys Hospital Manchester in theatre. I am not a diabetic, however I am very intersted in diabetes and would like to know how people who have diabetes cope with the daily ups and downs. I am a strong believer in the people with diabetes taking control of their own life with the support of professionals in the background. I am hoping to undertake a course in diabetes care which is run by Warwick University and any help would be very much appreciated. The more knowledge I have about diabetes the more I can help and empower the people who I come into contact with who have diabetes.