Former Commonwealth cyclist, Roddy Riddle, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 40. Although he describes the initial diagnosis as ‘gut-wrenching’, through persistence and determination he has continued his active lifestyle and become a role model to other people with the condition; completing the 230-km trans-Saharan Marathon de Sables and the 350 mile Arctic Ultra Marathon. His life motto is “Rule type 1 diabetes, don’t let it rule you.”
Join us at UHI’s Centre for Health Science to hear Roddy’s story and experiences of these ‘marathon’ feats of endurance.
Prior to Roddy’s Public Talk, the Centre for Health Science will be offering interactive displays and activities relating to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and health and wellbeing.
Health & Wellbeing Interactive Displays and Activities: 4pm – 6pm
Public Talk: 6:30pm – 8pm
Mr Roddy Riddle