On the most important day in the Diabetes Calendar we wanted to reach out to the community and ask them to share their messages for World Diabetes Day 2018. Much of our work is about inspiring our community into believing that this chronic medical condition won’t hold you back in your football, and in your … More World Diabetes Day 2018
Well here we are!!! It’s 3 days until we play our first match and after months of talking about this momentous project, it’s happening this weekend. The UK will be represented at the European Futsal Championships for people with Diabetes, for the very first time ( DiaEuro 2018 , http://www.diaeuro.org ). I wake up every … More The Adventure Awaits… DiaEuro 2018
As it’s the end of #DiabetesWeek I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share a blog about the completion of my 2017/18 season… A season of complete contrasts! July 2017… As pre – season begins for most players and clubs involved in Football, I was in a plaster cast contemplating how this had … More Chris Bright: Reviewing the 2017/18 Season
Hi guys, just thought I’d write a blog post reflecting on my experience at the #SporT1Day conference that happened on the 13th May. The conference gave the chance for several speakers including myself, to cover a range of topics that impact type 1 diabetes. I wanted to write this post to share my opinions about … More #SporT1Day Reaction: One of the Speakers (Alex Richards)
The first word that springs to my mind after my most recent experience is…… WOW. (Videos & Images courtesy of my Instagram profile: brighty08) Opportunities to play in cup finals are special. They’re a culmination of a season’s worth of hard work, good performances and often quite a bit of luck. You have to appreciate … More The Cup Final… Can you ever get it 100% right?
Chris’ Message On one of the most important days in the calendar for people with Diabetes, I wanted to share a small snippet of my story represented by these 2 photos. I was at very different stages of my life with Type 1 Diabetes in both images and they both really help me reflect on … More World Diabetes Day 2017
The 6th of September 1999. A normal Monday for most, but a day I’ll never forget. At the age of 8, this was the day I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. 18 years on I’m writing my reflections on living with type 1 Diabetes for all that time. For one, I’m still here, so … More My 18th Diaversary
This is a question which I’ve struggled to answer for a long time. Is Diabetes a Disability in my eyes? As many will already know Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is by law an “Unseen Disability” which has the ability to significantly impact the lives of the people that have it. It’s power to disrupt and … More Type 1 Diabetes: A disability or not? How do you identify with it?
I always viewed my diabetes as an extra hurdle to jump rather than a mountain to climb! I’ve worked incredibly hard all my life to achieve the things I have and I believe it’s time I tried to share some of my experience with people who go through the same struggles, or may go through … More My Story