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Succesful and 'Inspirational' T1's

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by howie, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Snodger

    Snodger · Well-Known Member

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    If that were true, agreed, not good. But I'm pretty certain it's not true... firstly, not sure how you could compete at that level if you were physically close to organ failure, but also, I was lucky enough to meet members of his support team a few years ago - including his (doctor) wife, who headed up his medical team, and they were certainly not talking about him going against their advice or being unwell. On the contrary he was extremely healthy.
    Maybe it was a documentary about someone else OR maybe the journos wanted to build up a story that wasn't there? His wife was pretty amazing, very much behind him and not the kind of person who would drive her husband to do something that was bad for him just for medals.
     
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    joelcam · Well-Known Member

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    I get all of these famous and inspirational stuff (people like Sir Steve Redgrave fair enough / Halle Berry? Come on, she does not inspire me).

    What inspires me is when you see you kids dealing with the illness and learning to inject themselves / monitor their blood etc......Khaleb's mum (from this site) she is a massive inspiration for me (as is little Khaleb)...when you stop and think what they go through every single day just to get through the day, that stacks up to far more than some gold medals and an Oscar....deserves a million gold medals in my opinion...

    JC
     
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    ZACNEMMA · Well-Known Member

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    My son Zac inspires me everyday

    Emma
     
  4. Tara

    Tara · Member

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    Wow. Just read this thread. Nikki Wallis sounds quite impressive, theres hope for us all yet. I've finallly gotten back to working with racehorses again and it gives me confidence and reassurance to knoe that there ate others out there doing much more demanding jobs and coping well!


    Another for the list : Andrew Lloyd Webber is Type 1.




    Tara
     
  5. ljwilson

    ljwilson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber DOES NOT have diabetes


    Lorna
     
  6. Debloubed

    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Really? I've read an awful ot of articles which say he does? not sure if he's 1 or 2, but can I ask why you are so sure he is a non diabetic?

    Thx :D
     
  7. ljwilson

    ljwilson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This is from the Diabetes.co.uk (this) webiste:


    Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Name: Andrew Lloyd WebberDate of birth: March 22, 1948Hometown: Kensington, London, UKAndrew Lloyd Webber is a British composer of musical theatre; he reportedly started composing his own music at the tender age of six and first published a piece at the age of nine.

    Since then he can composed numerous musicals which have been both successful and well known on both Broadway and in the West End. Lloyd Webber has received many commendations including a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award and possibly most admirable a knighthood in 1992.

    Achievements
    Lloyd Webbers list of achievements is infinite and he is still finding new niches including television talent shows and even composing music for the eurovision song contest .

    Update: We have been informed by Andrew Lloyd Webber's PA that he does not have diabetes - August 2010.

    Lorna
     
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    ljwilson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    He does donate a lot to children's diabetes charities


    Lorna
     
  9. Debloubed

    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    wow, that is unbelievable! all those articles were mis-quoting, amazing how wrong the media can get it!!
     
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    Sir Steve Redgrave and I had the same diabetic consultant for several years, a guy who specialises in helping people carry on with sport despite being T1, particularly elite sportsmen and women. He is also the guy behind the Run Sweet organisation dedicated to this purpose. Knowing him as I do (did), I very, very much doubt this doctor would have continued to work with Redgrave if Redgrave had not followed his advice and guidance to the letter.
     
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