Kev Winchcombe is an IT geek during the week and enjoys cycling, surfing and travelling when time allows, but above everything he is proud to call himself a Diabetes Dad. His daughter Amy was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 10 and since then Kev has launched into learning lots about Type 1 Diabetes with the sole purpose to help Amy live a normal life, especially throughout the teenage years.
He is an active member of the Diabetes Online Community both on Twitter and on Facebook, has been a peer supporter for Diabetes UK and is a peer supporter with last year's QIC finalists Sugarbuddies. Through his cycling Kev has raised thousands of pounds for JDRF and INPUT by cycling to Paris and in the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100.
In January 2015 Kev became very involved with the DIY medical tech solution called Nightscout when he was one of the first in the UK to build an xDrip wireless bridge device. Since then Kev, his daughter and colleagues from the Nightscout UK support term have gone on to give many presentations to Doctors, Professors, HCPs, JDRF, Diabetes UK and national conferences and education days.
Kev blogs about Type 1 Diabetes at bit.ly/circlesofblue