Tag - hypos

Diabetes Week: Let’s talk about sex

Sex is an important part of life for many of us and probably an area which many of us could benefit from better communication with our partners.

Diabetes can influence sex so talking about it can be good for your partnership and the sex you have.

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Kevin Kellerman talks being a pro MMA fighter and managing type 1 diabetes

Managing type 1 diabetes is hard enough at the best of times, but especially when you’re getting punched in the cage.

That’s the position 22-year-old Kevin Kellerman finds himself in. Having recently packed in his day job to focus full time on becoming a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, the Canadian isn’t willing to let his type 1 diabetes hold him back.

Kevin was diagnosed with the condition aged three, and upon beginning MMA training as a teenager he quickly learnt how the demanding sport – which involves punching, kicking, wrestling and a tonne of other frightening moves – affected his diabetes.

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Why aren’t my socks in the fridge? – morning hypos

It seems as though my blood sugar levels have caught up with the milder weather as this week I’ve had two morning hypos.

The first time was somewhat of a pain in the posterior as it meant I was late getting up. Not having enough sugar in the brain seems to render it impossible for me to realise it’s the morning -or impossible to realise that life isn’t one continuous dream is perhaps a clearer way of putting it.

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