I’ve written before (here and here) about how the day we award Kellion Victory Medals to people who have lived with type 1 diabetes for 50, 60, 70 and even 75 years is my favourite work day of the entire calendar year.

Today was the first 2014 ceremony, and fifteen people were awarded medals, including three who received their seventy year medal.

The amazingness and brilliance and inspiration of these incredible people was captured in this one perfect tweet from Professor Jane Speight. I’ve nothing more to add: