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DiAview: Ioan Gabriel Barsan

Ioan-Gabriel Barsan is from Romania and has lived with type 1 diabetes for over 13 years. In 2006, when supplies and information surrounding diabetes care lacked in the region of Mures, a new diabetes association was founded called 'ASCOTID' - initialling the association of children and young people with diabetes. Ioan, a dedicated athlete whose

DiAview: Diana Maynard

Diana Maynard from Sheffield was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in January 1980, noting to us upon sharing this: "ooh, just realised it’s been 40 years! I’m not one of those people who tracks these things!" Diana has faced some hugely challenging hurdles on her journey with this condition, including facing some serious complications, however,

DiAview: Simran Bal

Simran Bal is a 19-year-old student from Leamington Spa, England. Sim was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 10 years ago. In recent times she has found a willpower and passion to support her local NHS diabetes team, and openly started this interview by sharing how her first decade in living with this condition had been

DiAview: Scott Johnson

Every #FeelgoodFriday DiAthlete will share an exclusive, insightful and empowering interview (or #DiAviews) with a connected voice in the type 1 diabetes world. Scott K. Johnson, born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, in the United States, has lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of 5, diagnosed in the April of 1980 - "coming

Nana Korobi, Ya Oki

During 2019’s Rugby World Cup, England’s Henry Slade wasn’t the only person at the tournament living with diabetes to play a key role, Hisako Saito, from Japan, has lived with type 1 diabetes since 2006 and was a volunteer for the media team of Osaka’s Hanazona Stadium fixtures. With a deep passion for ballet, Hisako

Punchy Pancreas

Is my pancreas ‘extinct?’ Often on social media there are comments across the type 1 diabetes online community stating with understandable frustration: “dodgy pancreas,” or “if only my pancreas worked!” But what is this organ and what exactly is so faulty about it, for those of us living with this condition??? It is not often

DiAview: Andrea Deck

Andrea Deck is an actress who has featured in a number of highly successful TV dramas, movies and is even a recognised voice in a number of hit videogames. Andrea has lived with type 1 diabetes for over 17 years and vlogs as ‘ShesDiabetic.’ It was a privilege to do a #DiAview with Andrea, who