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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.

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.

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The new look diabetes toolkit

When you have had diabetes for a long time you tend to build up a large diabetes toolkit to help manage the disease, some tools work well and some get left out in the weather and don’t work so well any more.

At the end of 2017 when I was shopping at my local diabetes superstore I came across a shiny new tool which would totally change the way I manage D…