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One to watch!

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Sue192, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Sue192

    Sue192 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did feel immensely proud of him when I was watching the Ireland match at the weekend knowing he has type 1.

    I loved the quote in your article" “It’s not something that makes you run slower, or be able to lift less weight. Don’t ever think, oh, I’ve got diabetes – I can’t run this race, I can’t lift this weight, play that match. It shouldn’t affect your physical capabilities."

    I almost feel as if it should be in all material for people newly diagnosed with type 1 as there is often so much fear, especially around exercise.
     
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    Wow I saw that game and he is a inspiration to T1 and article should be featured more
    I do alot of walking at the weekend with a few drinks and had a few hypos. But it's about how to combat it and now I have it sorted so I don't hypo. Jelly babies are a life savour at weekends and I haven't used them at all in January.

    I have come to terms now that T1 shouldn't restrict me and got it out of my head now. Life goes on.
     
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    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Inspirational realtime anecdote. The variables for elite level performance are hard enough, having another area of expertise to manage, is like having to work 2 full-time jobs - he is exceptional.
     
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    We have a local rugby player here - Chris Pennell at Worcs Warriors, I saw him speak last year and he was also truly inspirational https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/get-inspired/36225872

    The most incredible thing about exercise for me as a type 1 is that it allows me to be me without having to think about my type 1, as long as i've checked my BG before I head out, switched on my my temp basal and got my glucotabs safely stored then it's off I go, I just started off gently worked out how my body responded and have built up my distance and duration from there, I still come unstuck at times, but it's all a learning curve, putting barriers up against exercise is the easiest thing you can do, sometimes it's as simple as just getting out there and doing it.
     
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