Hello there, I'm a relatively newly diagnosed Type 1 (diagnosed eight months ago and still in a "honeymoon period"). I enjoy Triathlons and Running and have slowly been trying to get back to action. After lots of trial and error and testing and recording I have now got back into running and cycling and some pool based swimming. I have done a couple of early season sprint triathlons and would love to get back to open water swimming and maybe try and complete an Olympic distance Tri before the end of the summer. I would love to know if there are any other Type ones on here who swim open water? In particular how do people carry emergency gels/jelly babies? Is infection more of a risk because of all the blood testing (are gloves required for example)? What sort of pre swim blood sugar reading is recommended? On a longer event (like an Olympic Distance or half Ironman type triathlon) is it important to keep testing blood sugars after each discipline? Because it is harder to control possible low bloods sugars and measure blood sugar levels unlike running, cycling or pool based swimming I have held back jumping back into open water. It would be great if there are any open water swimmers or triathlon types out there who could give me some advice please! Thanks for any help.