Gravesend pupil in diabetes video
PUBLISHED: 10:17 10 October 2012
A 14-year-old boy with diabetes is starring in a new film which shows how having the condition doesn't prevent you doing things.
The video captures Adam Martin’s day-to-day routine to demonstrate what children living with type 1 diabetes have to go through to control it.
The Meopham School pupil has overcome his initial upset over his diagnosis.
He said: “I eat, breathe and sleep football. It was hard being diagnosed at six, as I didn’t understand type 1 diabetes and would get really upset when I had my injections. After living with it for so long, I’m used to all the injections and I’m in control of my type 1, instead of diabetes controlling me.”
The video is available online at www.jdrf.org.uk/secondary