The Grumpy Pumper is from the UK and blogs about diabetes from https://grumpypumper.wordpress.com/. He is also an active commentator on Twitter (@grumpy_pumper) and Facebook.

He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on 26th August 1994 and has been an insulin pump user since 2009. He says that he will NOT be beaten by diabetes (and is GRUMPY!).

Renza Scibilia is from Melbourne, Australia and authors the blog Diabetogenic about real life with type 1 diabetes. Renza has lived with type 1 since 1998 and for the last fourteen years has used an insulin pump. She works for Diabetes Australia and is a proud member of the Diabetes Online Community (DOC). She is a diabetes consumer representative and a vocal advocate for ensuring the voice of the ‘patient’ is heard loud and clear.

The opinions presented in these blog posts are those of the authors and may not represent the opinions of Ascensia Diabetes Care.

Ascensia have paid The Grumpy Pumper him an honorarium for his services as a guest reporter. Ascensia have not provided financial support for travel, accommodation or registration for The Grumpy Pumper to attend the 12th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes in Berlin, Germany.

Ascensia have not provided any financial support to Renza Scibilia to attend the ATTD 2019 or for her services as a guest reporter.