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Diagnosed at the age of 5, I have been a type 1 Diabetic for over 29 years; being on an insulin pump for 11 years now. I took up triathlon in 2011 and am hooked ever since! Being diabetic doesn't stop me from doing what I love - swimming, cycling and running!

The dreaded words: Injury and enforced rest - How to manage type 1 Diabetes when you are injured

Eva29by Eva29Jun 20th 2015
The dreaded words by the consultant: "Complete rest for two weeks and 6 weeks on crutches". I had just received the diagnosis of a stress fracture in my femur and, instantly, my world had come to an end, too. I was 4 weeks away from doing Ironman Frankfurt. All that training for months on months. I panicked. 18-20 hours of training and suddenly zero? I had no idea how to get my head around this, let alone managing my blood sugar levels.
From experience of going into taper or recovery from races, it usually was a nightmare to manage my diabetes! Any sudden changes in training volume tend to cause total havoc with my blood sugar levels. Read more here
The dreaded words: Injury and enforced rest - How to manage type 1 Diabetes when you are injured
 
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