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Oxfordshire Children's Diabetes Service

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Patient stories

Lockdown 2020

Rufus' Lockdown Newsletter

Two young boys wearing cycle helmets, on a muddy forest path with a bicyle lying between them

Near the beginning of lockdown we got some adorable lambs which we named Shanky, Barrie, Bear and Peanut. We then got two more which we named Mento and Skittles.

We have been on many muddy bike rides... There has been lots of mud and some more mud and a little bit more mu... (I think you get the idea).

We have also ptiched a tent and slept in it for one night and then made indoor dens and slept in them for much longer.

I have been cooking every Sunday, so far I have made roasts (pork, chicken and lamb). I have also made a leek and blue cheese tart, lasagne and a pear and and chocolate pudding with chocolate sauce.

I am growing garlic, onions, tomatoes, more tomatoes, peas, dill and spring onions in my vegetable garden. We built a polytunnel, a kind of plastic greenhouse, for other plants; we will have our own patches there as well.

I hope you are all safe and well, Rufus

Me and Type 1 Diabetes

Below is a presentation made by a patient in our clinic to explain Type 1 Diabetes to his classmates.

If you are new to diabetes, and even if you aren't, this is a great way to show your child that diabetes is just one aspect of a happy, healthy childhood!

Me and Type 1 Diabetes (pdf, 1 MB)

Me and Type 1 Diabetes - image of child jumping on hay bales