A man who has lived with type 1 diabetes for near enough his whole life is helping raise funds for his son and other young people in the UK affected by the disease.
Darren Johnso, from Derbyshire, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of just 17 months, and has since suffered many other related health problems, including near blindness .
But the 39-year-old suffered more heartache when his so, Jorda, was diagnosed with the same condition 18 months ago.
Jordan’s diagnosis encouraged Darren to start raising awareness of the lifelong disease, as well as funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – the world’s leading charity group for type 1 diabetes research .
For his latest fundraising efforts, Darren has been wearing a blue Morph-suit to work.
He said: “Children are dying of diabetes from a very young age. People don’t realise it’s like an inner Cancer. If it’s not controlled and kept in check, it eats away at the body and can decide to attack anything at any time.
“Research costs around £60-70 per hour. I’m hoping that if people learn a little more about diabetes and its effects, they might want to donate.”
You can see how Darren’s getting along and/or make a donation here.

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