16th Dec 2019

Chris’ Story

Amie Mills

By Get Active in partnership with We Are Undefeatable

Over 1 in 4 people live with at least one long-term health condition and these numbers are rising.

We Are Undefeatable is a national campaign to inspire and support people with health conditions to be active. Inspired by the real-life experiences of people with health conditions getting active despite the ups, downs and unpredictability of their condition. 


Chris has lived with Type 1 diabetes for most of his life, planning around and managing his “invisible” condition. Futsal and football have always been a part of Chris’ life, but that hasn’t always been easy. Growing up, he struggled with isolation and the stigma of managing his diabetes, both in general and when it comes to being active. His love of the game and all that comes with it, including friendships, has motivated him to continue planning around his Type 1 and to spread awareness about moving more with a health condition.


Chris spends a lot of his time playing football and futsal, and started the UK’s first team made up entirely of people with Type 1 Diabetes. One of the things he enjoys most about it is the community and connection he and his teammates share, and how much they can support each other.

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