My name is Pete Davies and I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in November 1956 when I was 2 years old. Thankfully, we were home on leave from Kenya where my family lived and worked at that time. I had a good start to my Type 1 life as my mother was a
Activity: will wearing a pump work with or against me in sports? What are the best options out there when it comes to sports and exercise? Will it be at risk of being torn off or damaged in contact sports?? Will it be a help or hindrance for my performance??? Just a few ‘back of
Jordan Thompson is a talented professional cricketer for Yorkshire County Cricket Club (CCC), who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 7 years ago at the age of 16. In this DiAview, Jordan shares about his journey in cricket with diabetes, including the hurdles around sport during this year's pandemic and lockdown, and the initial fears
Visibility: does size matter? One 'off-putting' thought about insulin pump therapy is: would wearing a pump make my diabetes more publicly visible... Making ‘diabetes more visible’ isn’t the major issue; in fact, whether in making introductions to a sports team, a new teacher at school, colleagues at work, a partner on a date… somewhere down
From Ahmedabad, India, 25 year old Jazz Sethi has 'danced with type 1 diabetes' since the start of 2009. In this Diaview, Jazz shares about her life passion as a dancer and how she has choreographed it into her life with this condition - taking extra steps in recent years to reach out to others
Mindset: Yes, we can do this! We know we can. We have done and will do so again. Let’s start our talk regarding this medical condition and exercise on the right foot. Or the left foot, if that is your sporting preference! We are going to find challenges along the way; the threat of hypoglycaemia,
The Type 1 Running Mindset: what to think about, when there’s plenty to think about! By Gavin Griffiths Mentality. All things in life require a mental approach: how to tackle this 'must do' job at work, at school, at home, with finances, on the sports field, at the gym, and so on and so on!
Mohammad Al Bahar is an advocate and committee associate to the League of DiAthletes, and an active name across the type 1 diabetes world with his social media account of The Diabetic Traveller. Mo, from Kuwait, has lived with type 1 diabetes for 34 years and is the founder of the Diabetes Ambassadors Program (DAP).
In this 'Diaview' we share the differing and connected views on living with type 1 diabetes of Mum and Daughter, through Beckie and Daisy Lawson from Chester. 4 years ago, when Daisy was 8 years old, this condition came into their lives - but today, now aged 12, Daisy has adapted to using both a
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