Tipperary children with diabetes join the fun at Barrington's Great Limerick Run

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Tipperary children with diabetes join the fun at  Barrington's Great Limerick Run

Ava O'Regan Shorley, Thurles; Dr Kerrie Hennigan, Aedin and Orran Would, Croom; Sonya Ramondino, Jessica Earley, Roscrea; UL GEMS student Maaz Mirza and Gillian Dooley, Grange

Children with Type 1 diabetes from around the Mid West joined in the fun of the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run.

On the eve of the race each year, a kids Fun Run is hosted at the University of Limerick. And this year, primary school children attending paediatric diabetes services at University Hospital Limerick formed Team Type 1 to take part in the four races on the day.

Team Type 1's participation was co-ordinated by Dr Kerrie Hennigan, an intern and UHL and Maaz Mirza, a third year student at UL GEMS. Other medical students also helped out on the day.

There are approximately 200 children and adolescents attending UHL for diabetes services.

And while Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition requiring careful management, children are encouraged to be active and reminded there is nothing to prevent them pursuing their goals in sport or any other walk of life.