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Paul Coker

1BLOODYDROP. - 4 Athletes. 160 Half Marathons. 15 months

I am running 40 Half Marathons for Diabetes UK because I have been living with Type 1 for 40 Years

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Diabetes UK

We provide the vital support people need to ensure they don’t face diabetes alone.

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

My name is Paul Coker and together with Diabetes UK Cymru and the Baldwin family (who tragically lost Peter, their 13 year son, to undiagnosed type 1 Diabetes) and together we are on a mission to raise awareness of type 1 Diabetes   To do this I am running 40 half Marathons in this my 40th year of Living with type 1 Diabetes, as I write this post I have already completed 33 of those races and have just 7 left to go!

The final event in this epic challenge will be the Swansea half Marathon and we will be attempting to set a new Record the largest team of people with Type 1 Diabetes to run  half marathon together.  I can think ono better way of raising awareness of the conditions and of demonstrating that it really is possible to RunYourDiabetes on your terms.

However, the challenge of running sounds gruelling but the real work is happening behind the scenes to raise awareness of the condition so that families, carers and Health Care Professionals are all aware of the symptoms, which include tiredness, this, going to the toilet frequently and getting thinner (losing weight quickly) - as Diabetes UK put it the 4 T's (Thirst, Toilet, Tired, Thinner) and the breaking news is that type 1 Diabetes can be diagnosed in anybody at any age.

I really would appreciate any donation that you feel you are able to make, remember all donations large or small count. If you are not able to offer financial support, and even if you are, please go the extra mile and share this story - you never know it might just save somebodies life!

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