So this weeks’ training took a bit of a nose dive. If you saw my second Vlog (in Week 1) you’ll have seen how much of a struggle Day 6 was… to the point where I was limping and had to catch the train home from work rather than run. Well, while the limp subsided … Continue reading Week 2
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
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
There's something no diabetic wants when they've got diabetes, and that's a sweet tooth. I'm part of the one half of the population that would choose sweet over savoury. I'm the person who gets would get excited about Starbuck's flavoured lattes at Christmas. I'd be the one dipping biscuits into my sugared tea, and finishing … Continue reading Food Glorious Food
My diabetes is a baby. It needs caring for 24/7, with no weekends, holidays, or even time off. The only difference with the arrival of diabetes and the arrival of a baby is that with a baby you at least had several months to prepare yourself. My diabetes a baby. It wakes me up in … Continue reading My diabetes is a baby.
I’m usually inherently positive about diabetes, and to be honest, about life in general. I crack a lot of jokes. I laugh at myself, and I laugh at my illness. Sometimes. Of course, that's not always the case - like when I was told I had Type 1 Diabetes, I quietly went through the five stages … Continue reading The 5 Stages of Grief…