Welcome to my website! My name is Vanessa Haydock, a young, energetic and motivated woman in my mid-twenties, living and breathing T1 Diabetes – something that I am not ashamed to admit.
I was diagnosed with Diabetes at a very young age, therefore I am completely used to living with the condition, as well as being incredibly accepting of what I am required to do on a daily basis to keep myself alive and healthy.
However, I am also aware of how tough living with Diabetes can be, emotionally, physically and psychologically. But, one thing that I have both learnt is that, Diabetes should never stop anyone achieving their goals and living their life to the full.
So, one thing that makes me angry is the ‘Diabetic’ stereotype of fat, lazy and overweight individuals. This is what pushes me to do what I do, prove people wrong by showing that optimal health and fitness is possible with diabetes. I am a qualified behaviour change consultant (MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis, BSc Psychology), nutritional advisor and level 3 personal trainer, with a passion to help, motivate and inspire other diabetics to reach their goals, whether fitness, weight loss, muscle gain or general health/diabetes control.
Using my knowledge, experiences and expertise, I aim to help other diabetics achieve their fitness, health or personal goals, whilst also maintaining stable BG levels and optimum diabetes control.
It is incredibly important to not let diabetes get in the way of living our lives to the full, regardless of what type of diabetes we may have.