Diabetes man to take on 150 mile cycle ride

Jason Searle, who has Type 1 diabetes, is doing a 150 miles cycle ride to raise money for Diabetes UK.
Jason Searle, who has Type 1 diabetes, is doing a 150 miles cycle ride to raise money for Diabetes UK.
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A Wisbech diabetes sufferer is going to be cycling 150 miles to raise money for Diabetes UK.

Jason Searle (42) was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was nine and has managed his condition well with little medical side-effects.

But he is very aware of the complications that can arise from having the condition, some of which are fatal, and wants to raise money for more research.

Jason is planning to do his cycle ride in 12 hours on August 2 and his route will take him from Wisbech, out to Norfolk coast and back around again.

His fundraising is particularly fitting as Diabetes UK celebrates it’s 80th birthday this year. Treatment has changed drastically in that time.

Jason said: “I was diagnosed when I was nine and I remember I was in hospital for a week. They wouldn’t let me come home until I had mastered my insulin injections and I had to practise on an orange. I always remember my first syringe – it was glass and stainless steel. Now I have a pen and everything is so much smaller and disposable.”

To donate to Jason’s fundraising, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/searley71