My Diabetes Kit
Pete Davies might be a familiar face (or name) as
he has done a lot of diabetes advocacy, mainly
as he has such a great story to tell. He was
diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1956 when he
was just two years old. After a hefty 66 years living with
the condition, he has certainly seen a lot of changes. He
accounts himself a "very proud dad and grandad." He has
an enduring love and interest in motorsport, hiking and
trekking, photography, travel in general and music.
In this era where we are celebrating the 100th
anniversary of lifesaving insulin being discovered, and
when the new NICE guidelines on access to diabetes tech
now recommend it for all people with Type 1 diabetes and
some with Type 2 diabetes, he comments, "This is truly
amazing news, it's so great that such significant changes
are taking place. It's long overdue and shows that T1 is
being properly recognised as the chronic condition and
decent means of support being put in place. Great news!"
In this video, Davies looks back at some of the kit he's
kept from the old days. We have come a long way!
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