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Diabetes Discussions: Christmas

Christmas is a time to enjoy yourself. And when it comes to the festive period, and especially Christmas Day, this is a time not to be too hard on yourself when it comes to diabetes.  

In this seasonal episode Jack Woodfield from our content team is joined by Jay James and Catherine Brannigan to discuss the highs and lows of living with diabetes at Christmas.  

Jay is the lead singer of vocal harmony group The Overtones. His son Franklin was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2022, aged 3. Catherine, who works in finance and lives in Whitley Bay in Tyne and Wear, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in April 2022. 


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The views and opinions of the guests are their personal stories and may not reflect the views or advice of Diabetes UK. The content in the podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It’s important you always speak with your healthcare team for specific medical advice.    

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Jay James and family

“And that's certainly our plan for this Christmas: to make sure that Frankie never misses out on the things that he wants, but equally we plan it right.” - Jay James, who appears on our Christmas episode. 



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