See the everyday things that motivate others…
and share your inspiraT1on too.
Welcome to our InspiraT1on Space
Here you’ll discover the many things that inspire people of all ages to live life to the full with type 1 diabetes. Plus there’s inspiraT1on from parents, grandparents and friends of people with type 1.
Want to share what motivates you every day? Share your inspiration below. Or if you’re in need of a little inspiraT1on right now, start exploring…
He inspires me to look up at the light when I’m stuck in the darkness.
When I look at him, I see how far our family has come. I see everything we have gotten through. I see all the times we’ve pushed on even when we thought we couldn’t. We have got through it all because of him and his bravery and strength.
Every day might not be good, but he reminds me that there’s something good in every day.
Life is tough my darling boy, but so are you! ~ Michelle
Our Best Shot
My sister inspires me to be strong when I am met with adversity. As a big sister, the hardest thing for me was knowing that there was nothing I could do to take it all away and make it all better. What I can do is support her and fight for T1 diabetics to be recognized in society without judgement, so I created a page advocating for T1D for my Girl Scout Gold Award. You can check it out on Facebook or Instagram by searching Our Best Shot. Thanks! ~ Lindsey
Type 1 shouldn't be a Barrier to your Sporting Aspirations
I've lived with Type 1 Diabetes for nearly 19 years, I've represented my country in Futsal, been paid to play Football as a semi-professional and set up a peer support community for people with Diabetes interested in Football. I'd say that Diabetes gave me the extra motivation to do all of these things and has actually given me friends for life as I competed in a team of all type 1 Diabetics representing the UK (DiaEuro). Don't let it define you! ~ Chris
My wonderful girlfriend
My girlfriend helps me through hardest of times. I suffer with type 1 diabetes and suffer with depression. Just recently I was taken off of my pump because I wasn't looking after myself. My girlfriend stepped in and tried to help me. And she has. I have tested everyday and taken my injections when needed. And I thank her for that. ~ Kira-Naryce
I was diagnosed in 1977, aged 4. I've looked after myself so when a cure is delivered I am in the best health to enjoy it. I'm no saint. I live life to the full but for every day off I have 100 where I am all over my numbers. ~ Sam
My daughter and Pegasus
My daughter from the age of 2 has been a keen horsewoman. 2 years ago she became extremely ill and was quickly diagnosed with T1D. After a hard few months of carb counting,injecting,pricking fingers and her appendix out ....she came out of the other side. Now 14 she has never stopped achieving on a daily basis. This condition could have beaten her but she chooses not to let it. Her strength makes me warm with pride every time I look at her . ~ Carmen
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