Tag Archives: Diabetes

Trail-Race in Diabetes’ Face!

Over the weekend I was in Transylvania, the home of Dracula, contrasting weather conditions, warm-welcoming people, beautiful women and most importantly the type 1 diabetes association called ASCOTID! Ascotid were hosting a conference in marking their 10th anniversary of being … Continue reading

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Bloods and Booze

You’ll never hear me say, “sorry lads, I am not coming out-out tonight, I’ve got diabetes.” Not unless I’ve got a date lined up which I don’t want friends to know about, and am seeking an excuse. Whilst ‘playing the D-Card’ … Continue reading

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Underdog Spirit

You know when you see those houses which have warning signs up because the owner has a dog? Well I do not own a dog, however, I was contemplating putting a beware of the underdog sign up in my doorway. … Continue reading

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Finding your Confidence and Living Life to the Fullest

Jillian Rippolone comes from Long Island, New York and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1997 at the age of 9. I caught up with her for a Team DiAthlete chat about her life with t1 diabetes and ‘finding … Continue reading

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Euro Tour preview

This week I will embark upon quite a packed schedule with many travels and not so much rest. I look forward to every moment of it! The goal of this upcoming DiAthlete European Tour is to directly reach a number … Continue reading

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The Dia-Legends Club

You know when you see these people from all over the diabetes world on the social network and you think that person is cool, I love them, lets follow them – not in the stalker way it sounds, I promise, … Continue reading

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Adrenaline vs Humidity

Our duty in living with type 1 diabetes is to do the best we can to manage our own blood glucose levels; not such an easy challenge when our bodies fail to produce a key hormone called insulin. Everybody has a … Continue reading

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Sugar Tax and Trailer Snacks

Having attended the IDF World Diabetes Congress 2015 in Vancouver last month, I heard firsthand from the International Diabetes Federation regarding the recently revealed statistics of the 2015 IDF Atlas – which, to be mild, suggest very bleak times concerning … Continue reading

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#TeamDiAthlete Interview with Ben Coker

Gillingham 1-1 Southend United, Ben Coker post match about his diabetes and playing the beautiful game: Ben Coker was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 15, where the symptoms came on following being knocked unconscious during a … Continue reading

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#TeamDiAthlete Interview with Chris Pennell

Professional Rugby and Type 1 Diabetes Chris Pennell has lived with type 1 diabetes for nearly 10 years and it doesn’t stop him from playing professional Rugby Union in the English Aviva Premiership for the first team of Worcester Warriors – where he has … Continue reading

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