Meet Kiwi Ricky "I grew up around sport and music. This was my norm. I was very active the majority of my life and sport and music went hand-in-hand. Making reps sides was the pinnacle of my sporting achievements. Growing up with family members in bands, playing instruments, singing and performing was in my blood, as was the risk of developing T2. Been diagnosed with diabetes at a young age was scary and crazy, being told I had T1 was heart-breaking. Initially my world was turned upside down. I thought my career as a musician was over. That lasted all of a week, I then realised that my need to live and the need to perform, sing and entertain was greater than the fear of not getting a grip of living with my new best mate. My name is Ricky and this is how I live beyond!"