My daughter Emma (13) was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes aged 1 year. Diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition that needs constant attention, planning and numerous daily blood tests, injections or cannulas. Like many other children with diabetes, Emma sometimes finds it difficult to cope practically and emotionally. To mark 10 years with diabetes she raised money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Together with her sister she climbed Kinder Scout, spoke at school, and organised bun sales, raising £800. The following year she, together with friends, created and designed leaflets for her local hospital to use for newly diagnosed children, their parents and siblings. This year Emma has started a support group for other teenage girls with diabetes. I am so proud of Emma because although she finds it tough at times, she has strived to make a difference for other people.