About me

Welcome to my blog, thanks for taking the time to read about me. My name is Ellie Huckle, I'm 18 years old and I have had Type 1 Diabetes since June 2009. I live in London with my mum, my dad, my twin sister, my older brother and our Bengal cat, Kai. I started this blog in 2013 when I was just 15 years old, it is not only an outlet for me to rant about diabetes when I really need to get things off my chest, but it is here to educate people about Type 1 Diabetes and what it's like to live with it, especially as a teenager. I'm an avid campaigner for diabetes awareness, I am a JDRF ambassador and have involvement with Diabetes UK. I'm one of the admins for the Facebook group 'Type One Teens' and my Twitter is @ellierosehuckle if you want to follow me on there!


  1. Hi Ellie. I am Type 1 and have had it for 18 years. I am also a teacher and want to do some film workshops with groups of up to 7 type 1 s to look at what is on the net - learn from stories and Youtube videos and then create their about three minutes long about some aspect of diabetes that they want to share. The participants will find support/fun/new skills and also learn about their diabetes without realising - what do you think?
    PS I love your blog and sharing - it helps others to know they are not alone...Love Deb Snow

    1. Hello Deborah. Thank you for your comment. That sounds really amazing! and I am so glad you love my blog. It means so much. - Love Ellie Huckle.

  2. Hi Ellie!

    First of all I want to say congratulation for the great work and transparent blog, you´re a great support to the whole community.

    My name is Nicole Gutensohn, and I am writing on behalf of the whole team of GlucoSentry, a new project dedicated to all those who suffer from diabetes, either directly or indirectly (due to family members and/or friends).

    During the last two years, we from Gluconightwatch, have been developing a smart bracelet that, in combination with an app for IOs and Android, will perform the periodic and automated reading of glucose levels 7d/24h and also have a simple but complete alert-and alarm system.

    As we have seen that you´re interested in diabetes and everything involved, you might be interested in collaborating with us, to make life for all those who live with the disease, day by day, easier. What do you think?

    Please take a look at www.gluconightwatch.com and send us an email with your email address to info@gluconightwatch.com if you´d like to receive further information about the release and novelties of GlucoSentry.

    This way you can see how our bracelet contributes to significantly improve the quality of life of diabetics and their families!

    Thank you very much for your attention and we really hope to hear from you very soon!

    Have a great afternoon! :)

    The GlucoSentry team (by Gluconightwatch)