inspiraT1on space

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…

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

Jack Brown, my son.

My youngest son Jack (13) was diagnosed type 1 at 3 years of age. With carb counting, and multiple daily insulin injections he has battled on through. Not once has he complained or let it get him down, Not once has he let it stop him doing things. He has soldiered on, and its this determination in him that makes me proud of him. Makes me proud to say he's my son and he's my inspiraT1on. ~ Adrian

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

43 years of type and counting!

I was diagnosed at the age of 7 and 43 years on I am living proof of being able to live a normal life. It has very rarely set be back or stopped me doing the things I have wanted to do. I am very proud of being me ~ Elaine

My beautiful granddaughter

My granddaughter Holly is my inspiraT1on, she never complains and just gets on with it. She never lets it stop her from doing anything. She has been rehearsing hard with long hours for the last few months for her school musical along with doing after school clubs everyday. I am so proud of her. ~ Sue

Keep moving forward

I can’t stress enough how much diabetes is a pain in the back side but I want to say this for all type 1 diabetics, DO NOT LET TYPE 1 LIMIT YOU! Jump over every hurdle it launches at you and never look back, KEEP MOVING FORWARD! Yes we have struggles and so much more but we must not let this limit us. Use it as your strength. Use this to inspire a generation! Just inspire especially how Casey Neistat inspired me to push over every struggle! ~ Joshua

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