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Running with diabetes (in the desert…)

Type 1 diabetic Rob Brown has set off for Morocco where he is taking part in the Marathon des Sables, a 150-mile footrace across the Sahara Desert. He says, “I’ve had diabetes since I was 13. Managing the condition is a constant balancing act. I’m one of the lucky ones. Half the world’s diabetics can’t access insulin. Without it they die. So I am running the Marathon des Sables for T1International, a charity that supports diabetics around the world, as well as raising funds for JDRF and Diabetes UK, who fund research into a cure and better medication for diabetics. If you’ve got a spare pound or two, perhaps you could donate by CLICKING HERE? I understand we all have our own health issues and good causes we like to support, so don’t worry if you can’t. Wish me luck!”

You can follow Brown’s story of running ‘the world’s toughest footrace’ with a chronic health condition on his website, www.diabeticdadruns.com

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