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.
We’ve all been there: you’re going about your day when a hypo smashes through your body like a lead balloon falling through the sky. You need sugar and you need it now. If you’re at home, there might be a variety of high sugar ‘treats’ on offer, and it’s all to tempting to go for … Continue reading 5 reasons you should treat a hypo with glucose tabs (and nothing else)
I went for a run this morning, which is exciting for three reasons. The first: I had knee surgery 3 weeks ago. The second: Today is my third day being out of hospital after a 5 day stint in there. The third: I did it on an empty stomach, with a starting blood sugar level … Continue reading My First Run 3 Weeks After Knee Surgery
On Sunday I wrote about being force fed glucose in hospital, the day after my admission. I thought that would be the worst of it: being on a glucose drip when my levels were increasing above the healthy range with no intention of stopping; Being offered a sandwich when my levels were steady and in the healthy … Continue reading Hospital Care Part 2 – Ostracised for eating Low Carb
I haven't had the best couple of days. Late Friday night, I had fairly bad abdominal pain for the fourth night in a row. By 'fairly bad' I mean painkillers didn't help, I couldn't sleep, and it really hurt. My breathing had changed to more of a puff like I get when I hypo. So Ben drove … Continue reading Being force fed glucose in hospital as a Type 1 Diabetic.