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Type 1 ? You having a giraffe !! Oct 2, 2015
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- Type of diabetes:
- Type 1
- Treatment type:
- Novorapid, Levothyroxine and red wine.
- Dog, bike and running around like a legless chicken..
- Living life to the full, running, cycling, skiing, travelling, sunshine, helping others, smiles, my gorgeous daughter and naughty dog
Diagnosed type 1 - 6 years ago after a week's skiing holiday during which I skied my first black run and then celebrated by drinking a can of coke, in fact I didn't stop drinking coke that week.. .
- Hypos, rude people, ignorance and grey days.
I try hard to not let type 1 rule my life, it's like walking a tightrope every day. However I challenge myself to defy this condition, so continue to ski each year, taken up riding a road bike, started running in 2017 and have recently completed my first 10k. I also try to raise money where I can to support t1 related charities, in particular Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and in 2016 completed a parachute jump raising £750, in 2017 I completed the 102 mile Cotswold Way Walk raising £1320, ran a marathon in 28 days for JDRF and shake a bucket annually for Diabetes UK, I also get involved in T1 research programs whenever possible.
My motto is to take it one day at a time, help others, be silly and don't take life too seriously, it's too short to be pessimistic..
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