Disability Documents

In a perfect world this section wouldn’t exist but I want to be open and transparent as I have absolutely nothing to hide from anyone.

Type 1 Diabetes. (Since 1988)

Pretty self-explanatory I am controlled by an insulin pump and oral medication as I became resistant to insulin. I also wear a sensor on my arm for fast testing of glucose/blood sugar levels while I am trackside.

Diabetic Retinopathy. (Registered Blind)

Again pretty easy to understand but for the record as of today I have no vision in my right eye and about 15% in my left.

Autonomic Neuropathy.

Nerve damage to my internal organs, in particular my stomach, liver and kidneys.

Peripheral Neuropathy.

This is the big one, nerve damage to my hands and lower legs and feet, no effective treatment currently available and sufferers have been known to saw off their own limbs in an effort to relieve the pain. I cannot begin to describe the pain associated with this and it affects every aspect of my life.

Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia.

Really easy, constant pain everywhere.

Deafness.

Somehow the nerve damage has also reached my ears and now I permanently wear hearing aids in both ears.

Relevant documents;

The day that changed everything was also the day I decided to buy a camera.
The beginning.