Watch: Shetland Times printer do daily push-ups for Diabetes UK 

Maurice Jamieson, who works as a member of The Shetland Times’ printing team is doing 100 push-ups per day this month to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

The 42-year-old from Tingwall has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 26 years, which has had a major impact on his life including on his education after he developed the condition ahead of his Standard Grade exams. 

Mr Jamieson is spreading his push-ups over the course of the day and admits he’s able to do more than he realised. 

“It’s actually become easier, I couldn’t have done 35 to begin with, but I’m able to now.

“I definitely reckon I can do two lots of 50 by the end of the month,” he said. 

Donations to Mr Jamieson’s fundraiser can be made here 


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