My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables

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MY DIABETES KIT

ROB BROWN

Whether you call him Rob Brown, or blogger Diabetic Dad

Runs, Mr Sandman or just plain old Mad Dog, he's taken his

Type 1 diabetes and conquered the Marathon de Sable, a sixday,

156-mile ultra marathon in the Sahara Desert. We asked

how, and why? By Sue Marshall. R

ob Brown was

diagnosed at the end

of 1991 after having

symptoms over the

Christmas period. "I

had an unquenchable thirst, was going

to the toilet all the time and generally felt

uncomfortable in my skin. I was 13 years

old," he says, "My father was [is?] IS a

biochemist, he took me to the doctors

where I pee'd on a stick that changed

colour and then I was sent to hospital, the

Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford, where

I remained for four days. I was given

Actrapid as well as a slow acting insulin

with bags of disposable syringes. I had

to draw the two insulins into the same

syringe after having shaken the slow

acting one, which came in a suspension.

"I also had a huge blood test metre

the size of a brick. I was told to eat 60g

of carbohydrate for each meal and give

myself a set amount of insulin. I also had to

have three snacks a day at mid-morning,

mid-afternoon and before bedtime. I

carried Dextrasol around with me, and just

got on with it. However, I have to admit, I

wasn't great at blood testing.

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  2. Title: Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
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  4. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  5. Medtronic Guardian Connect, Medtronic Enlite CGM
  6. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  7. JDRF One Walk diabetes charity
  8. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  9. UrgoStart diabetic wound healing
  10. BHR Pharmaceuticals Ramesh Patel, AC1 Now, Type 1 diabetes
  11. HbA1c home test, A1C now
  12. BHR Pharmaceuticals Ramesh Patel, AC1 Now, Type 1 diabetes
  13. Desang diabetes magazine, Desang Diabetes Diaries, Desang Kitbags
  14. Diabetes kit, Uwe Diegel, Olaf Diegel, LifeinaBox
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  19. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
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  23. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  24. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, free diabetes magazine
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  26. blood glucose monitoring, Abbott Optium Neo, Sue Marshall diabetes
  27. blood glucose monitoring, Accu-Chek Proforma Nano, Accu-Chek Aviva Expert, Accu-Chek Mobile, mySugr,
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  30. UrgoStart diabetic wound healing
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  32. Desang Diabetes Magazine, Making Carbs Count, carbohydrate counting for diabetes, carb content of fr
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  35. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
  36. free diabetes magazine, desang diabetes magazine

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