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Tweet A few years ago, I did some charity work in a Ghanaian village. To show their appreciation, the villages put on entertainment for the volunteers. On Sunday it was a game of football. One evening, they taught us all their local games – some requiring mental agility, some requiring physical agility and some requiring…

Tweet Share As soon as read the theme for Diabetes Week was “I Can…” I was really excited. I have tried to keep this as the underlying theme for my blog since I started. This is why I have written about participating in various forms of exercise, travelling to exotic locations and eating loads of…

Tweet Share Having diabetes is scary. You tend not to hear that as often as you might think but it’s true. Getting diagnosed completely turns your life upside down when you find out you have this “thing” that’s going to be with you forever. Coming to terms with having a chronic illness is a difficult…

Tweet Share I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in October 2001 and a few weeks later I received my rejection letter for the 2002 London Marathon. I wasn’t too bothered at the time. I was very much set that diabetes meant I couldn’t run that far or for that long. I was having trouble…

Tweet Share I couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick start the 2014 Diabetes Week by getting invited to the Animas type 1 diabetes sports weekend as a guest which was held in Loughborough University last Friday, Saturday and Sunday for 50 type 1 diabetic delegates. The weekend kicked off on Friday late…