Can you drink if you have type 1 diabetes? Yes! But if you choose to, it’s critically important that you take certain measures to ensure your safety. The combination of alcohol and diabetes is like boats and icebergs - it's possible to coexist but one wrong move and the results could be fatal. So here are a … Continue reading Alcohol and type 1 diabetes
Here’s a summary of Week 1 of Marathon Training. Vlogs of the week are at the bottom of the page. I’ve included my cycle commute to show any extra activity I’m doing on top of it, and also my total basal insulin (NovoRapid - Medtronic 640g pump) for the day just to show how it … Continue reading Week 1
More often than not, I treat a hypo during my long runs by including a series of 10 second sprints into my run - usually 4 with short rests in between. Of course, I ALWAYS carry some form of glucose when I run and this is always the recommended treatment of a hypo. In addition, … Continue reading How sprinting can treat a hypo
I built myself up for a cry today. I’ve been in a bit of a funk for a couple of days. I was all systems go throughout the exam season – and I actually managed to look after myself more so than the last - both physically and mentally. But the final two days were … Continue reading The Funk
My friend and I were strolling through Bloomsbury the other day when I saw my first Crussh. I saw that they sold 'Fit Food' and rather than being all 'sure' and carrying on, we stopped. We were just after a coffee anyway, so I could've just gone for a black coffee if all else failed. … Continue reading It’s just a little crussh…
I’d been back in New Zealand for just a few weeks, when my friend ran up behind me as I was rekindling my relationship with running and Queenstown’s mountains. I’d missed them both, and had recently discovered a new favourite track from the recommendation of a customer at work - a steep 7km loop through … Continue reading Running The Routeburn
I think that one of the worst parts of having a chronic illness is that sometimes, it breaks you. Maybe you have several bad days in a row. Maybe you just have one really bad day. Whichever it is, you realise you’ve gone on for so long being fine and that today, you’re not. You're … Continue reading When Big D gets you down.