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Laurence’s book is sweet release

LAURENCE LEE firmly believes in living life to the full, despite being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes more than half-a-century ago.

And it was in 2017, 12 months before his 50th anniversary of living with the condition came up, that his specialist, Professor Frank Joseph, told him he would be eligible for the Alan Nabarro Medal.

The award is given to people who have lived with diabetes for 50 years.

“It got me thinking about writing my memoirs as I wanted to show people with diabetes that they should ‘get busy living’, as it says in my favourite film, The Shawshank Redemption,” Liverpudlian Laurence told the Jewish Telegraph.

Encouraged by his wife, Nichola and Prof Joseph, the father-of-three started to pen his thoughts, which has culminated with his book, Diabetes — Easy as Pie (Little Lolly Books, £7.99).

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