Hi, I’m Tamsin!
I used to be your average adventurous twenty-something year old living in New Zealand after my gap year turned into living and working abroad for 5 years. That was, until I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. From that point on, I was determined to not let my condition get in the way of living the life I wanted to live, and so I’ve since gone on to complete two Marathons and a 32km alpine trail race (the Routeburn Classic).
My passion for nutrition, fitness and type 1 diabetes was something that took great prominence in my life, to the point where I spent a year and a half yearning to learn more and to help make a difference to people’s lives.
So, in September 2016, I left behind my life in New Zealand and returned to England. I enrolled on a £9,000 year long Foundation Science course (which I had to self-fund and am currently paying off monthly on a credit card!) at The University of Nottingham in order to gain the qualification I required to progress to a Nutrition degree. Through sheer hard work and determination, I passed my Foundation Year and received a place at King’s College London on their Nutrition and Dietetics course. I found the beginning of first year to be a horribly steep and difficult learning curve, which led to me giving up work for half of the year to focus on passing my first year – during which time I was recognised as having dyslexia. Currently, I’ve just completed the first year of my 4 year degree and by the end of it I will be able to Register as a Dietitian.