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Aldous

Aldous

Name: Aldous Hosking
Age: 24
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Sandgate, Kent
Campaign: To encourage others with diabetes to manage it, so it doesn’t hold them back

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes eleven years ago.

 

It was quite a difficult thing to deal with at first because I was a teenager and just wanted to get on with life.

 

I now use a pump to regulate my insulin, which stops my blood sugar levels from getting too low.

 

It’s important that people with diabetes don’t overlook their condition, but also remember that it can be managed.

 

With Fixers, I’m working on a campaign to increase people’s understanding of diabetes.

 

I’m hoping it will show others in my position that diabetes should be taken seriously, but not rule your life.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

 

Dan Marsh

Dan White

Matthew Reynolds

Phil Harrison

Ryan Clarke

Youth Social Action Fund

My Fixers project was supported by the Cabinet Office’s Youth Social Action Fund.

 

As part of the Cabinet Office initiative ‘Step Up to Serve’, which is spearheaded by HRH the Prince of Wales, Fixers is working in partnership with the Youth Social Action Fund (YSAF) to offer the Fixer experience specifically to young people aged between 16 and 20 in Birmingham and parts of Kent.

 

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The Young Balancers charity have supported the Fix by offering advice.

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