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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

DiAthlete’s Mother

1.What do you recall your initial reaction being when you first heard about your son, Gavin’s diagnosis to type 1 diabetes? “I was in shock to start with - the doctor had asked me to leave a urine sample and within half hour rang me and said Gavin's urine is so high in sugar that

A Diamond Jubilee of Diabetes!

PETE DAVIES has lived with type 1 diabetes for over 61 years! Gavin caught up with him at the start of 2018 for a #TeamDiAthlete interview to reflect on the many changes he has experienced in health care and his more recent connection to the type 1 diabetes network - and what a difference that

The Condition of Communication

Shakira Chahal is from Dumbarton, and gets admitted to Royal Alexandria, Paisley, just outside of Glasgow in Scotland. She is 23 years old, a mother and had an adolescent aged diagnosis to type 1 diabetes, at 17 years old. Shakira has very bravely and very openly shared about what has been a difficult period in health

Sana Ajmal: Type 1 in Pakistan

  Sana Ajmal from Islamabad, Pakistan - who will be joining us in Greenwich, London, on Saturday 11th November for the DiAthlete Global Premiere! How old were you when diagnosed with t1 diabetes and in those early years how much did you / your family know about the condition? “It was my 15th birthday. I was