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

KITLIVING

continued over

"When I was growing up I thought that

I wanted to be a soldier, and who knows if

that might have been possible, but I was

told quite directly that the physical activity

would be hard with diabetes so that career

door slammed in my face. You can't join

the forces at all if you have Type 1.

"A few years later I got an insulin

pen and at about that time I moved on

to premixed insulin, so I no longer had

to mix them. I did my 'O' level CGSEs

then left school to start various courses

- engineering, training to be a chef,

but nothing really stuck with me. So I

stopped, did some work, and saved up

some money and went travelling at the

age of 19 to Indonesia for three or four

months. I had big insulated bags to keep

my insulin in.

Out of Africa

"I was still not really testing that much, I

came back and worked for another year,

then went out to Africa for two months. I

didn't even take a blood test meter with

me; I must have scared my parents to

death! I came back and did my 'A' levels

and only then did I have my first bad hypo.

I was at home and my mother could not

wake me up. When she finally did get me

to respond I was almost delirious. She

thought I'd taken drugs and was shouting

at me. At that point, I did a blood test and

I was really low. After that first bad hypo I

started to test more.

"The next innovation for me was

around 1999 when, at the age of 21 after

the Africa trip and doing my A levels, I

moved on to a basal-bolus arrangement

with two insulins. I think I was really

lucky that the family GP was good

friends with my parents. My mum was a

physiotherapist and worked with patients

at the surgery. He told her how basalbolus would help.

"After being absolutely clueless as to

Rob Brown, champion

of the Marathon des

Sables, earlier this year.

Opposite: filling his

pump cartridge at camp.

Subsequent pages, on

home turf in Hove.

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  2. Title: Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  3. Desang diabetes, magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall diabetes
  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
  15. Diabetes kit, Uwe Diegel, Olaf Diegel, LifeinaBox
  16. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables
  17. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables,
  18. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables,
  19. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  20. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables,
  21. Page 0021
  22. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables
  23. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  24. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, free diabetes magazine
  25. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, free diabetes magazine
  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,
  28. blood glucose monitoring, Ascensia Diabetes Care, Ascensia Contour Next One
  29. blood glucose monitoring, Ascensia Diabetes Care, Ascensia Contour Next One
  30. UrgoStart diabetic wound healing
  31. UrgoStart diabetic wound healing
  32. Desang Diabetes Magazine, Making Carbs Count, carbohydrate counting for diabetes, carb content of fr
  33. Page 0033
  34. Desang Diabetes Magazine, Making Carbs Count, carbohydrate counting for diabetes, carb content of fr
  35. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
  36. free diabetes magazine, desang diabetes magazine

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