Royston’s Beth books in with diabetes tips

Beth Waldman and boyfriend Sam.

Beth Waldman and boyfriend Sam. - Credit: Archant

A Royston woman’s advice to people affected by diabetes is set to be published in a free book.

Beth Waldman’s boyfriend Sam has Type 1 diabetes and her tip is one of 100 featured in the book 100 things I Wish I’d Known About Diabetes.

Her advice is: “If you don’t know something about your diabetes or your partner’s, just ask. There’s no shame in it.”

The 19-year-old care and support worker for adults with learning disabilities said: “I’m so pleased to see my tip used in the book and it really hope it helps others.

“It’s a struggle each day to live with diabetes, but I know in the end it will be worth it.”

All tips submitted were reviewed by the charity clinical team at Diabetes UK and the final 100 tips included in the book were shortlisted by a panel of people with diabetes.

The book also contains tips from Diabetes UK celebrity supporters including actor Jonny Labey, rugby player Chris Pennell and Sky News newsreader Stephen Dixon, all of whom have Type 1 diabetes.

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TV presenter Philip Schofield, whose mother and brother both have Type 1 diabetes, and The Hairy Bikers’ Si King, whose wife and son both have the condition, also contributed to the book.

To order a free copy of the book, call the charity on 0800 035 5626 or visit the website at

About 700 people are diagnosed with diabetes in the UK every day – that’s one person every two minutes.

People often say their diabetes diagnosis leaves them isolated and with unanswered questions, which is why the charity decided to publish a book full of handy tips.