Tag: #bloodsugarcrazydance

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Podcast Ep 05 – Doug Masiuk is out running diabetes

Episode Summary

Using the wonders of the internet, I connected up with USA based endurance runner – Doug Masiuk from outrundiabetes.org.

Living with Type 1 Diabetes for over 40 years has not stopped this man chasing his goals in any way, in 2012 he decided to run across the American continent, racking up some 5 and half thousand kilometres, then in 2015 after discovering the thrill of cycling he cycled across the American continent…same distance…different challenges.

Doug successfully reaching the Western Australian / South Australian border
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The cyclone before the storm??

So it’s here, the epic adventure is a matter of hours away, it feels like it was only yesterday that we sat down in Dome on that wet and cold Sunday morning and decided we would embark on this adventure raising funds for the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre…but this previous week has been cyclonic and very nearly resulted in potential disaster.

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The glory of not giving up

Giving up is the easiest thing to do, it requires minimal thought and zero effort and that is why it can seem like the easiest option when things get tough.

I felt like yesterdays off-road triathlon (X-Adventure) in Dunsborough was a good test of resilience for me, right from the start of the day I was put to the test and it didn’t seem to get any easier as the day progressed.

Tapering with Type 1

Tapering is a well known method used amongst athletes in the week leading up to big sporting events, it allows the body to rest in preparation for a big all out effort at what ever event it is.

If you have not picked it up yet from my ramblings, exercise is a key driver for helping to maintain good blood glucose control and changes to my exercise ‘routine’ can bring about difficulties with control, so now with less than a week to go before I race the off road triathlon, my tapering needs to begin.