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NEWS

The Football Association of Wales has featured athlete Chris

Bright's story about managing diabetes alongside playing the

sport. Plus, dive in to raise funds.

Making waves in Wales

F

he FC Cymru programme

showcases stories in

football from across the

nation. Chris Bright, who

was diagnosed with Type

1 diabetes at 8 years old, shares his story

from the shock of diagnosis to the relief

that he could still play football. However,

it wasn't without its challenges; managing

blood sugar levels and performing on the

pitch at his best took a lot of learning and

patience.

Bright's determination to carry on with

his sport paid off. As well as a degree in

Sports Studies, he has played football

for his county, university and as a semiprofessional.

He is also a Futsal player -

FIFA's official indoor football game - and

became a Wales Futsal International in

2016. Keen to help others, in 2017, Chris

set up The Diabetes Football Community

[https://thediabetesfootballcommunity.

com/] - a not-for-profit organisation

supporting the needs of people with

diabetes who share a passion for football.

In the FC Cymru video, he shares his

words of wisdom to others with Type 1

who love the sport: "Always see diabetes

as an opportunity to learn. I see a mistake

I make with my diabetes as a 'bad pass',

rather than seeing it as a dramatic thing

that means I should stop doing this

altogether... You wouldn't give up football

or futsal because of one bad pass. For

me, it's about learning from mistakes."

Dive in

Diabetes UK is looking for people from

Wales to take on the swimming challenge

NEWS

REPORT

of the year - Swim22 - between 22

February and 22 May. Participants

will cover an incredible 22 miles - the

equivalent of crossing the English

Channel. People taking on the challenge

can swim in their local pool alone or, better

still, with family, friends or colleagues.

Dai Williams, Director at Diabetes UK

Cymru, said: "Swimming is a fantastic

way to help you get fit and healthy,

have fun and set yourself a challenge.

Whether you're an absolute beginner

or a seasoned swimmer, our team will

be on hand to offer swimming tips and

fundraising advice.

"Every length you complete and every

pound you raise brings us closer to our

vision of a world where diabetes can do

no harm. So, sign up and make a splash!"

There is no registration fee and no

minimum sponsorship.

www.diabetes.org.uk/swim22

ABOVE: Chris Bright (centre).

Click the pic to play the video.

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  2. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  3. Desang diabetes, magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall diabetes
  4. Diabetes news, Second Nature, Semaglutide, CGM
  5. Jade Byrne, Type 1 diabetes, Pricks the play, James Norton
  6. Ascensia Contour Next One blood glucose monitor
  7. Diabetes apps, Chris Polhemous Type U Diabetes, American Diabetes Association
  8. Type 2 diabetes treatment, Fractyl Revita duodenal mucosal resurfacing
  9. BD, Becton Dickinson, injection technique, BD pen needles
  10. JDRF Type 1 diabetes charity, Pathway to Choice access to diabetes technology, Karen Addington
  11. Air Liquide Healthcare UK Tandem t:slim insulin pump with Basal IQ
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  13. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
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  15. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
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  17. bbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
  18. : Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes diet
  19. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), Diabetes Technology Network (DTN), Libre Flas
  20. The Diet Myth Tim Spector, microbiome, personal diets
  21. The Diet Myth Tim Spector, microbiome, personal diets
  22. The Diet Myth Tim Spector, microbiome, personal diets
  23. Diabetes UK helpline
  24. Free online Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  25. Sue Marshall, Desang, Desang diabetes kitbags, living with diabetes, type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabete
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  27. Asda, Sainsbury, Waitrose, Easter eggs, Fidd, Wicked Kitchen, Heston Blumenthal, oysters, oyster mus
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  29. Kaleido insulin pump, patch pump, ViCentra diabetes
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  39. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
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