The Type 1 Astronomer

My name is Chris and I have Type 1 Diabetes. I have created this blog to share some of my experiences living with this condition and the challenges I have faced and overcome. I was diagnosed when I was 17, on a Friday and I have been on injections up until I moved onto a pump in August 2012. I will post my diagnosis story on a separate page but suffice to say I was not too young when I was diagnosed and I have challenged and beaten my Type 1 Diabetes many times over the years. 18 months ago I was also diagnosed with Coeliac disease but I was fortunate not to have any severe symptoms.

I am an amateur astronomer and I am studying for a BSc (Hons) Astronomy in my spare time. I blog about astronomy here but I didn’t like the thought of blogging about Type 1 Diabetes in the same place so I created this blog instead. I have recently discovered the Diabetes Online Community (#doc) via Twitter which has inspired me to start blogging about my Type 1 Diabetes. I hope to become a small part of the Great Britain Diabetes Online Community (#GBdoc) and inspire other Type 1 Diabetics to challenge their condition and never let it stop them from doing what they want to in life.

I plan to blog weekly about my experience of managing the various aspects of Type 1 Diabetes as well as some of the things that I have achieved despite it. I look forward hearing from you and I hope you are inspired to challenge your Type 1 Diabetes too.

The Type 1 Astronomer.