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Diana Maynard was born in Surrey in 1972. She studied Computational Linguistics and French at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) and gained a PhD in Natural Language Processing (NLP) from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000. She now works as a researcher in Human Language Technology at Sheffield University, where she manages a variety of European projects in the fields of Human Language Technology and the Semantic Web, and is a core developer of the GATE architecture for Natural Language Processing.
She has had Type 1 diabetes since she was 8 years old, and has used an insulin pump since 1999. She has severe sight loss due to proliferative retinopathy.
Her interests include ballroom dancing, softball, goalball, mountain biking, hillwalking, modern jive, choral singing and classical music. She assisted in the development of the Insulin Pumpers UK website, and now administers the website and discussion group.
Pages on this website she has written, edited or contributed to
- What is an insulin pump? - General description of an insulin pump and its use
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring System - Information about the MiniMed Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
- Wearing a pump - Diana Maynard discusses the solutions she has found for wearing her pump especially when ballroom dancing!
- Pros and cons of pumping - Discussion of the many advantages and disadvantages of insulin pump therapy
- Subject index - Selected subject index with links to relevant pages on this site
- What I don't like - Members of the Insulin Pumpers UK discussion group say what they don't like about their own insulin pump
- My pump - How Diana Maynard came to use an insulin pump
- My CGMS test - Diana Maynard tested a continuous glucose monitor, and found the results erratic
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Created: March 2000; Last updated: Wednesday 19 July 2006