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Type 1 Uncut – Speaking up about life with Diabetes

Type 1 Uncut – Speaking up about life with Diabetes

As I mentioned in my last post, some lovely things are coming out of Diabetes Week 2014. As the week draws to a close I wanted to talk a little bit about the lovely, funny, heart-warming bunch of videos that have been launched this week, aka #Type1Uncut. As a young person, it’s damn hard to […]

#ICan – Diabetes Week 2014

#ICan – Diabetes Week 2014

This week is Diabetes Week 2014. I do always feel funny that we’ve been given a ‘week’. Diabetes doesn’t really strike me as cause to start popping the corks. But I do one million percent think that weeks like this are fantastic for raising awareness, and ultimately (and most importantly) encouraging conversations around the pancreatically […]

The Wrong Stuff: Thoughts on the Twitter furore over a talk show debate

“Does every good child deserve an Easter Egg? One in four kids is overweight or obese and here we are about to ram their little gullets with tooth rotting, diabetes-causing chocolate.” If you don’t recognise that sentence, let me enlighten you. This was, and still is, a Facebook and Twitter post and concurrent similar on-air […]

Listen: YFT1 on Radio 1’s Surgery

Listen: YFT1 on Radio 1’s Surgery

ARGHHHHHHH!!! I did it, and we didn’t get taken off air. Phew. So as I explained, I was asked to go on BBC Radio 1’s Surgery to talk about living with type 1. As thrilled and excited as I was to be asked, and as comfortable as I am in my workplace with my colleagues, […]

YFT1 Completes The Big Challenge!

YFT1 Completes The Big Challenge!

MOST MAMMOTH EDIT EVER. But it’s here! Nearly two months on, the challenge is a completely surreal distant dream. The finer points are all a bit hazy, but the feeling I got from that epic week will never ever leave me. What a year. So where the hell have I been all this time? Well, […]

YFT1 Cycles 100 Kilometres

YFT1 Cycles 100 Kilometres

Yes, I know, people keep telling me and I’m not one to argue given that it’s 100% fact. I’ve changed. So I made a little video of my exploits as this absolute non-athlete goes on a casual 100km bike ride of a bank holiday Monday, in preparation for my pant-wettingly fast approaching bike ride to […]

I Quit! Giving Up The Booze (GASP)

I Quit! Giving Up The Booze (GASP)

I can’t do it. It’s not worth it. I’ve had enough. So I QUIT.   Alcohol. Not the challenge. I cannot get my head around how quickly The Big Challenge has come around… despite the fact I’ve been counting down the weeks/days/hours since about May. It’s exactly three weeks til I hop on my bike […]

#Progress… Intense Training with Type 1

#Progress… Intense Training with Type 1

Sooooo… I’ve been a bit quiet recently, on here and Twitter. Normally when I say that it’s because I’ve been dashing about getting into various pickles, generally as a result of a lethal combination of general day-to-day idiocy (it’ll be charming to someone, some day…) and slightly too much vino of an evening. This time, […]

Ohhhh Nooo…

Ohhhh Nooo…

First run post-holiday. Needless to say I felt every single one of the 40,000 Reese’s Cups I definitely shouldn’t have eaten while adopting the US lifestyle for a week as I pounded the pavements of South West London. Let’s not even get started on the burgers. But the training must continue (did I mention I’d […]

Start Spreading the News: YFT1 in New York

Start Spreading the News: YFT1 in New York

Etc etc… I’m in NEW YORK!!!! And I’m writing. It’s 30 degrees outside and I’m writing. HIYYYAAAAA. Oh my god it’s amazing. So bloody amazing I never ever ever want to leave. Ever. There are obvious type 1 related obstacles that I’m navigating every day – namely the food (HUGE. And immense) and the drink […]