5. Men Can Fall Victim To Wellness Culture Too


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For National Diabetes Month, Lucy Pasha-Robinson chats with personal trainer and Ironman triathlete Jack Anderson.

Jack was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 15 – a diagnosis he struggled to come to terms with, not least because of his phobia of needles, which gave him an aversion to injecting.

Now, Jack is a confident 20-year-old who has just completed his first Ironman triathlon, something he would never have thought possible when he was first diagnosed due to his fluctuating blood sugars.

We talk about coming to terms with living with chronic illness and the limitations that can impose on our ambition.

We also talk body dysmorphia and eating disorders – all in the pursuit of “wellness”, and the specific barriers some men face in seeking support when living with illness.

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