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  1. Ben: 'I was very hard - working. Probably too much.'


    Ben is in his late 40s. He has type 1 diabetes with some type 2 characteristics. About four years ago I suddenly noticed I was breathless and urinating all the time. I didn’t have my energy.  I went to the GP a couple of times. They said an ear infection ... More

  2. John: 'Monitoring my numbers helps me manage'


    John is in his 50s. He has type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed 13 years ago. I was overweight. Then I began to lose weight and was passing a lot of water. I do feel I brought diabetes on myself. My diet was terrible. I still remember the night before my diag ... More

  3. World Cup 2018 Survival Guide


    What's the World Cup got to do with diabetes? Well, the odds on you getting diabetes are about the same as on Argentina winning. Still think you don't need our World Cup Survival Guide? You can download a simple version of this guide to print ou ... More

  4. Mehboob: 'my heart attack will make me a better doctor'


    Mehboob Kahan is a doctor with a particular interest in head injury. At the age of 55, he had a heart attack. I went to the gym just round the corner as usual. I go nearly everyday. We do a work-out of the day at 4pm when we exercise together. There were ... More

  5. Ryan Resolves


    Comedian John Ryan would love to make some new year resolutions but none of them are logical. It’s the New Year and for some reason everyone wants to make a change. It is just a date on the calendar, but every year it sends some people into frenzy for fre ... More

  6. Vasectomy: a kick in the balls?


    Post-vasectomy pain is rarely talked about … In 2009, Kieran Brennan wrote this: It is not like to having an in-growing toenail removed. Expect a fair degree of bruising and discomfort for the first week to ten days. Don't be taken in by the pre-op p ... More

  7. What is #works4me?


    It's about sharing suggestions for difficult situations. #works for me is part of the Men's Health Forum's service. What's the difference? lets you email or text chat with a stress specialist on a one to one ... More

  8. Stranger Than A Talking Dog


    For Breast Cancer Awareness Month we reprint one of the first articles to appear in the mainstream UK media about male breast cancer. It was written by Jim Pollard for The Observer in 2000 (articles were a lot longer in those days). Male breast cancer is ... More

  9. Tim: Why I hate Elvis Presley


    In 1995, Tim Lezard underwent 16 hour heart surgery and wasn't expected to survive. My parents knew something wasn’t quite right when I was a toddler. They took me to a heart specialist in London. She suspected I had a faulty aortic valve, but wanted ... More

  10. Lost Your Spear?


    Tim Samuels argues that of the 200,000 years homo sapiens has been wandering this planet, this has to be the most challenging time to be a man. Jim Pollard asks why. When you witness the plight of millions of refugees or read some of the vicious anti-wome ... More