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Healthier Weight Takes on the JDRF 26.2 Miles Challenge to Support People Living with Type 1 Diabetes!

This April, Healthier Weight will support JDRF in their 26.2-mile charity run/jog to create awareness of people living with type 1 diabetes. Our very own Victoria Billingham, head of patient support, is taking on the challenge throughout the month and is determined to reach the finish line. In light of the great cause, we as a company will be by Victoria’s side, helping her finish the last 5k on the 29th of April 2022. 

Victoria's Story, Head of Patient Support

We are incredibly proud to have a team that cares and has a conscious mind about our world and that every story is different. Victoria holds this charity very close to her heart as, at the age of 17, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

"Diabetes tech has improved vastly over the past 23 years, and I am so grateful for this. I am now wearing the Omnipod pump. It has given me a new sense of freedom (from the multi-daily injections) and helped me gain tighter diabetes control. Mt latest HbA1c was 49, and I am determined to keep my diabetes management well controlled. Exercise helps greatly with maintaining this. It is important that diabetes fits in with my lifestyle. Keeping fit is essential to me not just for my physical but also for my mental health. I am head of patient support at Healthier Weight. I am proud of what I do. I encourage and monitor our patients' progress, all of whom must change their current lifestyle to help them achieve their goals following weight loss surgery. I am not a 'natural born runner', so this challenge pushes me outside of my comfort zone. However, the diabetic community and our patients are my inspiration and will help me power through the challenge and beyond!".

We Cant Wait To See You At The Finish Line!

Victoria’s commitment to our patients at Healthier Weight and supporting others living with type 1 diabetes is second to none. There are many ways to participate in the JDRF run/jog challenge. Please click here to share a small donation or start your own fundraising run today. 

 

We are proud to support JDRF and their commitment to putting an end to type 1 diabetes and increasing treatments and various resources to help people manage their condition. Assisting patients to improve their lives is a number one priority for us, so we feel honoured to be involved in such a good cause!

 

Please follow our Instagram and Facebook pages to keep updated on Victoria and all the team from Healthier Weight who are taking part in this fantastic fundraising event. We can’t wait to see you at the finish line at the end of April! 

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