A six-year-old diabetic has chosen to raise money for a charity supporting children with the same condition.

Jack Bradley took part in a 6.5km walk in London to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on Sunday with his family.

So far Jack, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in February, has raised more than £2,000 which is double his initial target.

His mother Mia Bradley, 35 from Three Valleys Way in Bushey said: “I told him about the charity that helped us when we were in hospital and it is these people who will hopefully find a cure in his lifetime.

“He said he wanted to raise money for this charity as it would help him and help other people that he knows with diabetes.

“We are so proud of what he has done, he should be the poster boy for this.”

Since being diagnosed earlier this year, Jack has been taking his own blood tests four to ten times a day, and has started injecting himself with insulin at breakfast time.

Mia added: “It is difficult because we have to think about everything he eats, we have to weigh out every meal and use special equations to see how many carbohydrates there are in each portion.

“Then if he has a snack, or has an ice-cream that changes and he may need another insulin injection.

“It has changed our lives and how we think about food. We are lucky that Jack knows what to look out for, he has been amazing.”

Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition where people with the condition cannot produce insulin.

It is not caused by lifestyle, and usually hits people in childhood and stays with them for the rest of their lives.

In the UK there are 400,000 living with the condition, 29,000 of whom are children.

The JDRF is the world’s leading charity devoted to finding a cure, finding a way to prevent the condition and helping those living with complications of Type 1 diabetes.

To sponsor Jack or for more information visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mia-bradley.

The sponsorship page will be open until the end of the week.