John Neale, Freiburg, Sep 2004
Max the MiniMed Moose soft toy
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Max showing his pump
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John Neale was born in Bristol, England in 1965. He read mathematics at Jesus College, Cambridge, and later studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He lived in Germany with his wife Julia Thornton, and sons Christopher and Nicholas, where he worked as a free-lance opera singer, and also as a database and website designer. He was the author of Musicbox, a music utility for the Psion 3a.
He had Type 1 diabetes since he was 11 years old, and used an insulin pump since 1998.
He set up Insulin Pumpers UK in 1999, as an offshoot of the US-based Insulin Pumpers charity. He maintained its website and, along with Diana Maynard , administered the Insulin Pumpers UK discussion group.
Sadly, John lost a long battle with brain cancer and died on 29 November, 2006.
Pages on this website he has written, edited or contributed to
- Calculating carbohydrates for recipes - How to calculate the carbohydrate content of a recipe with no nutritional information
- Rewriting the diabetes rulebook - John Neale discusses how his insulin pump changed his life
- Funding issues - Description of the situation in the UK regarding pumps and funding
- UK pump news - Latest news from Britain and around the world on insulin pumps and diabetes
- What I don't like - Members of the Insulin Pumpers UK discussion group say what they don't like about their own insulin pump
- Cygnus GlucoWatch - Information about the GlucoWatch Biographer by Cygnus
- Problem with D-TRON adapter- Roche announce recall of D-TRON adapters
- Where to wear your pump - Where do you wear your pump in normal or unusual situations? We asked around and got some strange answers!
Created: March 2001; Last updated: Tuesday 21 November 2006