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Pump it up - Adventures of a type 1 triathlete with insulin pump
Pump it up - Adventures of a type 1 triathlete with insulin pump
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Diagnosed at the age of 5, I have been a type 1 Diabetic for over 29 years; being on an insulin pump for 11 years now. I took up triathlon in 2011 and am hooked ever since! Being diabetic doesn't stop me from doing what I love - swimming, cycling and running!

The dreaded words: Injury and enforced rest - How to manage type 1 Diabetes when you are injured

Eva29by Eva29Jun 20th 2015
The dreaded words by the consultant: "Complete rest for two weeks and 6 weeks on crutches". I had just received the diagnosis of a stress fracture in my femur and, instantly, my world had come to an end, too. I was 4 weeks away from doing Ironman Frankfurt. All that training for months on months. I panicked. 18-20 hours of training and suddenly zero? I had no idea how to get my head around this, let alone managing my blood sugar levels.
From experience of going into taper or recovery from races, it usually was a nightmare to manage my diabetes! Any sudden changes in training volume tend to cause total havoc with my blood sugar levels. Read more here
The dreaded words: Injury and enforced rest - How to manage type 1 Diabetes when you are injured
Five myths about exercise and Type 1 Diabetics
Eva29by Eva29 Mar 23rd 2015
Click here for my new blog:, http://t1diabetictriathlete.weebly.com/blog/five-myths-about-exercise-and-type-1-diabetics When it comes to Type 1 Diabetics and exercising there is a lot of useful information out there but equally a number of misconcep...
Post-exercise effects on blood sugar as Type 1 Diabetic
Eva29by Eva29 Aug 31st 2014
Ever thought about what goes on in your body when you have stopped exercising and are at rest? You load up on carbohydrates, put your feet up and let recovery begin. Some type 1 Diabetics including myself can observe an interesting phenomena in the ...
Challenging times: Taper, rest and recovery for a type 1 diabetic
Eva29by Eva29 Jan 12th 2014
Itâs been over three month now since I completed my Ironman on the island of Elba and I feel well-recovered from it. In fact, much to my surprise, I never suffered physically that badly afterwards. Except for some blisters and sore legs (walking s...
Diabetes, Ironman and nature's forces
Eva29by Eva29 Oct 10th 2013
I found it hard to write up my experience of Ironman and Diabetes in less than a page and I appreciate that my blog is quite long. For this reason I have split the following into several bite size chunks and hope you will read some or even all of it...
 
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