It's here! TAD's in town.
This weekend, I will be at the TAD Event in London. TAD (Talking About Diabetes) is a yearly meeting set up by Dr Partha Kar, Dr Catherine Peters and Prof Peter Hindmarsh, that gives the diabetes community an event to meet up and listen to talks given by people affected by diabetes. They "want to support and empower those with diabetes to achieve their potential and live well."
Now into it's third year, the event at the Royal College of Physicians in London, will welcome hundred's of people and it is something that I am excited to present my story at.
After being approached to present at the event, I was overwhelmed and elated, an opportunity to which I leaped at. For myself, this is one of the best parts of my job. To help inspire and empower, in my case through professional cycling, all of those around the world affected by diabetes and to show them that a diabetes diagnosis doesn't have to stop you pursuing your dreams; whatever they may be, is a privilege.
At the event, I will be talking about my life - from growing up on the Isle of Man to my diagnosis - my story with diabetes as well as my experiences as a professional cyclist. To those attending, I look forward to seeing you there, to those that aren't, I'm sure there will be some great snippets of a fantastic event for you to catch up with.
Safe travels to everyone going.