A woman with type 1 diabetes is taking part in a cross county bike ride across India in a bid to raise money for charity group diabetes UK .
Isabelle Masters, from Barnet, North London, requires multiple insulin injections each day in order to maintain normal blood glucose levels and keep her diabetes at bay.
But despite her condition, the 24-year-old has embarked on a 430-kilometre journey from Delhi to Jaipur, the capital city of the state of Rajastha, along with 15 other cyclists.
To complete the journey in six days, the 16-strong team must ride for up to eight hours a day through a diverse range of landscapes, including desert, rural villages and bustling cities.
“With all that physical activity I will have to really monitor my blood sugar levels and make sure I have plenty of sugary snacks so that if they get too low I will be alright,” Isabelle said before the start of the charity ride.
“I will be the only person cycling with diabetes, but one of the other cyclists is a nurse, who is a specialist in diabetes, so that is reassuring.”
Isabelle, who has been living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 14, added that she hopes the funds raised for Diabetes UK will help researchers in their quest to find a cure for the autoimmune disease, which affects more than 300,000 people across the UK.

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