A household man from Caister can be operating the London Marathon, regardless of being a kind 1 diabetic, to indicate his daughter that folks with the situation can nonetheless obtain nice issues.
Scott Andrews, a senior designer from Tessera Park, has at all times needed to run the London Marathon – after each his brother and uncle ran it beforehand.
Mr Andrews mentioned: “I’ve at all times needed to run the marathon to show to myself and to others that I can do it, even with kind 1 diabetes.”
Mr Andrews, 32, can be additionally operating to indicate his daughter, who was additionally identified with kind 1 diabetes February final 12 months, that the situation shouldn’t maintain her again in life.
“I’ve determined to run for the Junior Diabetes Analysis Fund (JDRF) as my daughter was identified with Kind 1 diabetes firstly of 2020,” mentioned Mr Andrews.
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“I am operating for her to indicate her that folks with diabetes can do something.”
Mr Andrews is at present operating 3 times per week, together with collaborating in parkruns which have recently restarted.
He mentioned as a consequence of his diabetes, he has to know precisely when he intends to run so he can guarantee his blood sugar ranges are on the proper stage to maintain him whereas exercising.
“Moderately than simply placing my trainers on getting exterior, one run takes plenty of prep,” the household man mentioned.
“The marathon can be barely harder as a result of fixed battle with blood sugars.”
Kate Gerrard, senior communications officer for JDRF mentioned: “We’re extraordinarily grateful to Scott for taking over the London Marathon on behalf of JDRF.
“His contribution will assist fund extra analysis into kind 1 diabetes and push us in direction of our final aim – eradicating kind 1 diabetes for good.
“We want him the most effective of luck.”
JDRF is the main international organisation funding kind 1 diabetes analysis. Their mission is to speed up life-changing breakthroughs to treatment, forestall and deal with kind 1 diabetes and its problems. Their workers and volunteers across the globe are devoted to campaigning for our imaginative and prescient of a world with out kind 1 diabetes.
To donate, please go to Mr Andrews’ Virgin Money Giving page.