A MAN from Anglesey who has Type 1 diabetes is set to run the Virgin London Marathon in April.

Luke Edwards, 29, was diagnosed with the condition in 2010, in his first year as as student at Bangor University, and became seriously unwell with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

The life-threatening condition saw him lose more than four stone and he was admitted to hospital, receiving 24-hour care.

However Luke, who now works at Menai Holiday Cottages, has not let having diabetes stop him from living his life to the full.

He will be running the Anglesey Half Marathon in preparation for the iconic 26.2-mile course of the London Marathon.

“Being diagnosed was a big shock but, at the time, I was more worried about passing my exams!" Luke said.

"I like to think I have coped well with living with my condition. It’s a massive part of my life but I don’t let it bother me.

“I know my body well and how food and exercise will affect my diabetes.

“Diabetes UK is a cause very close to my heart. I want to help inspire others with Type 1, and hopefully contribute to one day finding a cure.”

If you wish to sponsor Luke, you can visit visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/thediabeticrunner.