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'You either adapt or you die' - Overcoming type 1 diabetes

Eoin Costello is an illustrator, a personal trainer and a type 1 diabetic.

Eoin Costello training.
Eoin Costello training.
Image: FLYEFit

EOIN COSTELLO DIDN’T even notice he’d lost weight until a friend who had not seen him in a while mentioned it.

Along with his constant thirst, it was another sign that something wasn’t quite right.

After visiting his GP, Costello discovered he had type 1 diabetes, a natural form of the illness that occurs when the immune system destroys cells in the pancreas.

However, rather than let it get him down, the 24-year-old illustrator and personal trainer used it as inspiration.

Here’s his story:

Source: FLYEfit/YouTube

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