My name is Alex Collins.
Until the Summer 2013 I was fit and healthy and wouldn’t have known a GP or a pharmacy if one had hit me in the face. I enjoyed long distance running, climbing, skiing – both up and down mountains – surfing and sailing.
Now I am fit, have type 1 diabetes, and am becoming extremely familiar with Guys Hospital, my local GP and the Pharmacy at the end of my road. I hope to continue enjoying long distance running, climbing, skiing – both up and down mountains – surfing and sailing.
This blog is partly my own personal diary. It is also written for friends, family and others to help them learn about type 1 diabetes. I also hope that it helps and inspires other active people who have type 1 diabetes. Only time will tell if I am successful at continuing to enjoy all the activities that I’m passionate about. I am certainly doing all that I can to allow me to!