Charity Spotlight #5: Diabetes UK

Tekta Admin

Tekta Admin

December 21st, 2021

0 min read


We’re supporting Diabetes UK because one of our team members, Art, was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and we want to raise as much money as we can to support the amazing work that Diabetes UK do…

This is Art’s story:

Having felt quite unwell since November 2020, constantly thirsty, falling asleep regardless of being tired, losing 4 stone in weight without trying, Arthur went for a check-up.

He had an urgent blood test and had to rush to QA hospital on the verge of falling into a diabetic coma. That day in January 2021 he was diagnosed with TD1 at the age of 30.

Since then it has been a whirlwind of finger pricks, injections, hypo treatments and hospital visits. He has had a constant battle with trying to keep his blood sugars in check and having to overhaul his entire lifestyle. As well as working a busy job and raising a young family.  He has done it all with a smile on his face and never lets this autoimmune disease get him down (as told by Lauren Barnes – Tekta Service Coordinator & Art’s Wife).

Art and the team at Tekta are passionate about Diabetes UK and the work they do, which is why we are raising money as a team to donate to this fabulous cause and their continued work into research for how we can manage this disease better for those affected.

On Friday 17th December we walked 10 miles across 12 bridges in London – you can still donate by visiting our JustGiving page!


    • New FAST track lead times!
        4 week manufacturing turn-around for high speed doors!   When it comes to doors for the food & pharmaceutical industries, speed is of the essence! A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to increase production capacity and streamline manufacturing processes. We are now pleased to be able to announce that […]
    • What are the lead times for a high speed door?
        Introduction When you’re managing a project, lead times are one of the most important factors. While product cost and specification are vital considerations, the success (or failure) of a project is often determined by the ability of the project management team to achieve an agreed handover / completion date. That’s why its important for […]
    • Why does ice build up in freezers?
        Ice build-up is a common occurrence in freezers, whether at home or in large commercial environments like food factories. Addressing excessive ice build-up in these commercial environments is vital for employee safety and product quality. To tackle this issue effectively, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of the science behind ice build-up. […]
    • Staff Day – Team Video
      Check out Tekta's new team video filmed at our recent office launch event! Hear what staff think of the new office, our family culture, and our Brand DNA...
  • Tekta logo

    Ready to talk to one of the Tekta

    team about your doorways?