Annabel Astle is a blogger from the UK and the mother of a child who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at seven months old. She started blogging as The Understudy Pancreas ( in a bid to ensure no other family felt quite so isolated post diagnosis as her family did. She is also active on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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

Ascensia have provided financial support for accommodation for Annabel Astle to attend the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD 2018) in Berlin, Germany.