But I’m ashamed that my son’s diagnosis in the summer left me with no energy or empathy to engage with the refugee crisis.
This is the story that got me to look over the parapet again – of a Syrian girl who died in her parents’ arms after traffickers threw her insulin overboard.
It’s hard to imagine that in developing countries and war zones there are people battling their chronic illnesses even as they battle for life or liberty. Who cannot access their essential medication or adequate sanitation.
The outcomes for children in the UK with Type 1 are good. They could be better, but prospects elsewhere in the world are much poorer. In some ways, we are the lucky ones.
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