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started to work - things like that."

Over time, Coutts grew her business,

coaching people to ride horses well, and

to care for them well too. As part of her

career, she often spent time in America.

On one 18-month visit, she realised that,

"In the first month since my arrival, my

sugars were through the roof. I visited the

Mayo Clinic where the consultant himself

had Type I diabetes. I learnt more from

him in 45 minutes then in all the years

previously. I started to understand that

talking to other people who had diabetes

was very healthy. I also discovered I

had 'white coat syndrome' - my blood

pressure would be high as I simply

dreaded going to clinic as I knew I'd get

told off. But as I understood my diabetes

better, I started to trust myself a little bit

more and to have more of an opinion

about my care."

During this time, she'd had a client in

America who was a well-known model

that wanted to learn to horse-ride, "I had

a very safe horse, Pedro, who we called

Peds for short."

In all, at that stage, Coutts spent 18

months working with horses in the US,

returning to the same horseyard she'd

opened about a decade earlier in the UK.

New model army

While back in the UK, and after learning

a lot more about how to handle her

own condition and everything that

was involved, Coutts started to realise

that some conditions that her horses

displayed, were similar to diabetes. "I

had to get the horses fit. Some of the big

Shire horses were used to plough fields

during the week, can develop 'Monday

morning sickness'. The fact was that, at

the weekend, although not working, they

were being fed the same food, usually

sugar beets and oats. Unfortunately, it

meant that the horses' muscles could

get hard - like concrete - by Monday

morning because their muscles were full

of glucose.

"There's a phrase in the equestrian

world, 'no foot, no horse'. Another

common ailment in some horses is

laminitis, which can be caused by

incorrect feeding. Fundamentally, too

many sugars and carbs in the horses' diet

isn't good for them. In the natural world,

they'd eat on the move- it's called 'trickle

grazing'."

As a result of all her experiences,

Coutts started a charity for children with

diabetes in order to educate them and

their families about the reality of living with

it. Named after Pedro the very safe horse,

or 'Peds' as he was known, she admits,

"We struggled with making a sensible

name from that, ending up with 'Ponies

and Pets Education for Diabetics and their

Siblings. We say 'p-peds'"

As part of the PPEDS events, Coutts

and the team teach the children about

good diets for the horses, but also about

their own diet too, helping them to learn

what affect is has on their overall health

and their own blood glucose control.

"They learn about feeding a horse in

relation to its age, size and condition," she

says, "The children come to work with the

horses, but at the same time learn about

living with diabetes. It was interesting to

see that the children from what might be

considered a good background, didn't

actually cope that well - they tended to

get spoiled by parents who had feelings of

guilt or who were just over-vigilant. We've

realized over time that, if we got to talk to

a child 6- to 12-months after diagnosis,

the whole family turning up together, as a

result coped better as a unit."

Parents do attend but are not

necessarily with the children all the time.

continued over

The old pig hut converted

into a camping pod.

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