After months of suffering unexplained symptoms of weight loss, tiredness and thirst, Toby was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes Mellitus in April 2009. He was immediately placed on a twice daily regimen of insulin injections, together with six time's daily blood tests; a lot for a 12-year boy to take on board. Toby's symptoms soon resolved and began enjoying his sport again. He had to give up rugby but he is now an enthusiastic member of the Long Sutton Cricket Club, playing weekly matches, even captaining the side. In December 2010, Toby arranged a fundraising coffee morning at his home for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. By selling homemade bird boxes and craft items, Toby raised over £700 for JDRF. He is now planning a book sale in November to raise more money for JDRF. Toby rarely complains about the dietary restrictions that his condition places upon his lifestyle (especially chocolate!). He ensures that diabetes the 'lives with him' and not that 'he lives with diabetes'. His positive outlook is a great role model for any young child who is newly diagnosed with diabetes. His school nurse now uses him as a 'buddy' for new children with diabetes who are starting his secondary school. Toby shows them around the school and gives them tips on how to mainatin their insulin regimen around the lesson timetable. To be an Olympic torch-bearer in 2012 would give Toby the recognition he deserves for his fundraising endeavors and for his sensitive, caring attitude.