Elena Gowans

One Walk Glasgow 2024

Elena Gowans

I’m taking part in One Walk Glasgow to help raise money to fund life-changing research and make a difference to the lives of people affected by type 1!

On the 21st December 2022, the day before my 6th birthday, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I spent my birthday in hospital and I was lucky enough to get out for Christmas, due to the help of the wonderful doctors and nurses who taught my Mum and Dad how to look after me.

Every day I take a minimum of 6 jags to keep me alive. When I started I had to finger prick myself every hour and work out how much insulin I needed or sweeties to prevent a hypo. Thanks to JDRF and others I now have a little dexcom sensor showing my Mum and Dad how in control I am. Because of the charity work that is done, I have this support.

This year - I am looking forward to moving onto an insulin pump. This will limit the amount of injections I need to take and help my body regulate the insulin I need. 

JDRF have helped make my very complicated life easier. I wish I had a panaceas that worked and I am sure if as many people as possible continue to support JDRF they will find a way for that.

Please take the time to support this wonderful charity, who have helped me and my family greatly. 

My Achievements

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Self donated

Reached 50% of fundraising goal

Reached fundraising goal

Thank you to my Sponsors


Pgl Lanarkshire Middle Ward


Greenhills Parish Church

Keep up the good work


Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter

Good luck Elena


Lodge Hamilton Kilwinning No. 7

Good Luck Elena


Daniel Lenaghan

My little granddaughter does amazing work trying to raise funds for T1 sufferers. She is a wee star.


Emma And Maz Alkirwi

Well done Elena!! Lots of love xxx


Leanne Cunningham

Elena, your courage and resilience are truly inspiring! It's heartwarming to see how JDRF has made such a positive impact on your life and helped you and your family navigate through the challenges of Type 1 diabetes. Your determination to raise funds for life-changing research through One Walk Glasgow is commendable. Wishing you all the best with your transition to an insulin pump and continued strength in your journey. I'll be supporting JDRF to help make a difference! 💙


Ann Gowans


Ian Duncan




Lynsey Wilson


Julie Hayes

Well done Elena and good luck x




Chapelton Parish Church

Well done Elena


Allan Gowans


David Allan


David Hood

Well done Elena, a very worthy cause !


Jim Gardner

Well done Elena. You go girl!!


Nick Wood


Andy Brown


Alicia Mccallum

Well done Elena & good luck!


Trish Mcglynn

Good luck Elena 👏👏👏


Colin Campbell

Super Effoet 👏


Will, Laura & Amelia

You’ll smash it Elena


Ian Grieve

Your mum & dad are very proud of you.


Archibald Gilroy


Carol Rackstraw

Good luck Elena xx


John, Denise And Amelia

Good luck you're doing great


Kenny Mcvicar

Well done Elena on taking on this great fund raising challenge.


Kenny Wilson

Well done - good luck


Desmond Loy

Well done Elena! Great work!


Alan Macdonald

Good Luck


Jim And Marion Carruthers

Good wok Elena


Cat Legg

Well done Elena and Matilda



Strength, resilience & bravery knows no age. Go girl!


Pawel Kulik


Mick Scott


Linda Bell

My Mum, sister and nephew all type 1 and brother type 2. It is an awful disease especially for a child. Will always support diabetes research. Good luck Elena 💕



Good luck. You will all smash it! 💙


Jennifer Smith


Martin And Donna

Well done elena!


Callum, Fraser & Erica Mcateer

Well done girls - what an achievement!


Elizabeth Durham

Way to go, proud of you Eleanor


Scott Campbell

Good luck on your walk Elena and I hope you reach your target


Elaine Gillies

Well done girls xx


Samuel Taylor

Good stuff Elena, well done 👏


Jamie Turner

Good luck Elena


Gary Kenney

Great work Elena, and good luck 😊


Lynne K


Brian Mowatt

Go Elena 👍🏻


Nick Wood


Susan Stirling

Well done! And great cause