Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, fundraising for diabetes

LIVINGLIVING

Simon Vinnicombe and his Type 1 son George.

you -- a lot like running 100km! The run

was very difficult. It's hard to manage to

eat enough to stay upright. You lose your

mind a little after about 50k; exhaustion

means that you go into an odd state of

despair, but if you train enough you know

you can overcome all of that, especially

if you remember what you're doing it for.

There is nothing I wouldn't do to end Type

1, and it's good to know that we've fought

during pregnancy.

• Working with partners to

establish trials for newly diagnosed people

to understand better the early stages of

Type 1 diabetes.

• A successful lobbying campaign

in conjunction with Diabetes UK and

INPUT, which culminated in flash glucose

monitoring being made available, in

principle, on prescription. Local decisionmaking is still a big barrier to access. Says

Addington, "Together we will overcome

this and get the tech we deserve."

Wigan peers

This year, funds raised from the third

Sugarplum Dinner, taking place on

World Diabetes Day, came to more than

£750,000. The Sugarplum Dinner was

organised by Jubie Wigan, who founded

the organisation Sugarplum Children after

her young daughter Aliena was diagnosed

with Type 1 diabetes at the age of two.

Sugarplum Children is a website and

fundraising initiative for children who

live with Type 1 diabetes offering help,

advice and support to both them and

their parents, while fundraising for JDRF.

Guests for the evening included actors

James Norton and Jeremy Irvine, both

of whom have Type 1 diabetes. Other

celebrity guests included actors Jamie

Dornan, Rafe Spall, Tom Ward, singersongwriter Jack Savoretti

and presenters

Justin Webb and Alexander Armstrong.

Born to run

Simon Vinnicombe, who is also a parent

of a child diagnosed with diabetes when

he was very young, ran 100km in October

around Richmond Park in London in order

to raise £100k for diabetes research. His

son George is now six and ran the last

few yards with his dad.

Says Vinnicombe, "The idea was to try

and find something fitting for Type 1. It's

definitely an endurance battle caring for

George, one you feel you never really win,

and it always feels like it might just break

back a bit against this brutal condition.

Giving money to JDRF means being

part of ending Type 1 diabetes and that's

a wonderful thing to be part of. JDRF

were very supportive of the event and

organised a wonderful day."

Working with JDRF, Vinnicombe, who

is an author and playwrite by day, made a

presentation to the Houses of Parliament

earlier in the year.

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