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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 A lot of dust has settled since I raced the toughest foot race in the World last April the Marathon Des Sables (MDS) as a type 1 diabetic to raise awareness and a few coppers along the way for Diabetes UK and JDRFUK with the huge generosity from friends, family and general nice…

Tweet Share January is of course traditionally the time for resolutions that we make to try and see us through the New Year. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve possibly had a few years where you’ve resolved to “get your HbA1c under control” or make an effort to reduce your weight or cholesterol. And…

Tweet Share Like many people, I have a love/hate relationship with exercise. And like many people, I suspect I’m not the only one who finds the hardest part of it is actually getting up off the sofa in the first place. My particular weapon of choice when it comes to exercising is running. I remember…

Tweet Share Lots of excitement these past few weeks. We have published, with JDRF and Sanofi in Diabetic Medicine, a report on the costs of diabetes which shows that they are now 10% of the NHS budget and growing, £9.7 billion which is a lot of billions. The future growth threatens to wreck the NHS…