Just over a year ago Shannon found out that she was pregnant with our first child. Eight weeks into the pregnancy Shannon had a high glucose reading. This is not only dangerous for Shannon but also our baby.
After 3-4 weeks of investigations, the NHS stopping Shannon going on holiday and being treated for gestational diabetes it was confirmed that Shannon had Type 1 Diabetes and Shannon quickly became Insulin dependant. The NHS were great and gave us a lot of support and reassurance.
This was a massive shock but she has dealt with it tremendousl, despite the obvious life changing adjustments she is still very positive and is already training for next years London Marathon only four months after giving birth to our baby girl Bronwen.
Diabetes does not only affect the person diagnosed but also their family. Nothing can really be done on a whim, we always have to make sure we have insulin, glucose testing and food/drink to boost sugar levels. Daniel helps to recognise if Shannon is having low blood sugar so as he has been with her throughout this journey, it's only right that they share the journey to and through the London Marathon 2018.
As those who have done a marathon before, you know it is a really tough challenge and the diabetes will certainly make it that much tougher but we are determined to do this!
This is the first step in years and years of fund raising for Diabetes U.K. So we really hope you can support us!
Diabetes UK is leading research to find a potential cure, prevention or new ways of managing the condition. Diabetes UK need as much money as possible to do this and every penny helps towards the research.
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