Pilot with Type 1 Diabetes Flying Again After 10 Years
Over 3 million people in the UK have diabetes, with one in ten people in Hampshire at risk of developing the condition. Until 2012, aircraft pilots with type 1 diabetes, who need to inject with insulin every day, were unable to fly commercially. Grounded in 2003 with diabetes for over 10 years, Andrew Hoy was only allowed to fly recreationally. But he’s now been flying again in his childhood dream job for a year and a half. Our reporter Shan Robins has caught up with him to find out more.