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Podcast Ep 04 – Diabetes in the fast lane with April “Apes” Welsh

Episode Summary

Today I met up with Type 1 racing ninja – April Welsh at Barbagello race way in Wanneroo, Western Australia.

April “Apes” Welsh is slowly becoming a female superstar in the world of Formula Vee motor sport, living with Type 1 Diabetes most of her life, she has fought hard to earn her place. “Control diabetes and don’t let diabetes control you” is April’s motto.

We had a great chat about her life with sports & Type 1 diabetes, and how she came to become the first female to race formula Vee motor sport.

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Podcast Ep 03 – Grinding the tarmac with Neil McLagan

Episode Summary

I feel like today’s guest – Neil McLagan was made from the same material as me, we share so much in common with regards to cycling and the way we approach life and diabetes.

Neil has cycling in the blood and his passion for cycling comes out in the great things he does, last year he cycled across Australia and now he is tackling the height of Mount Everest in a single ride and all for the good of the Type 1 Diabetes community.

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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.

Hard reset

Like a computer, the body goes through times where every system process starts to fail in turn creating odd looking system errors and like computers it usually due to one system process failure and then like domino’s they all fall over.

I have found doing a hard reset to the body usually seems to put everything back in place, well most of it anyway…