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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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Hot Chocolate

I’m well overdue a post, given that in the last number of months with DiAthlete I’ve operated a successful Eastern European tour – which got approx 700 people out running with me whilst reaching type 1 diabetes communities in Budapest, … 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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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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Challenges, Changes and Unity

I have very recently returned home to London from Ghana, where I decided to venture to after a WhatsApp catch up with my friend Fred Appiah-Twum (pictured with me in Lethal Weapon style), who was an IDF Young Leader in Diabetes … 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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DiAthlete Ghana Tour Preview

ACCRA & CAPE COAST 12th – 20th October 2015 Date Event Location 12th October Travel Date, arrive in Accra London – Lisbon – Accra 13th October Explore Day! The Diathlete will go on a wander.. Accra 14th October 25km Accra … Continue reading

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