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

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stuff to carry around. The downside is that

if your phone is out of range or runs out of

power, all the information disappears and

the alerts no longer happen."

Sandy feet

It was when he was working as a junior

reporter on the Woking News and Mail

that Brown first interviewed people who

had done the Marathon des Sables

(MdS), a 230km run in the desert over

six days, it literally up and down sand

dunes. "It just stayed with me. I had never

thought it possible for me to do it, then

in 2013 another Type 1-er, Roddy Riddle,

completed it. I got in touch with him via

social media then I started to believe, 'I

can do this too'.

"I started training and also started

my blog Diabetic Dad Runs (https://

diabeticdadruns.com/), the purpose of

which was to tell everyone I was going

to do it, so I couldn't back out! I'm not

sure I could have done it without being on

the pump. The Omnipod has no tubing

to get caught. Roddy is an ambassador

for the Dexcom so he said I should try it.

FreeStyle Libre is way better than having

to do blood tests all the time, but Dexcom

syncs directly with a smartwatch, which

just makes things even easier - especially

if you want to run up and down sand

dunes in the desert.

"The Omnipod-Dexcom combo got

me through the desert. If your pancreas

is not working properly when you do an

ultra run like this, it's is just something

else you have to get organised for - it

is your responsibility. The whole MdS

is characterised by there being a good

sense of support and friendship between

the runners. I was a little bit jealous that

they did not have to handle diabetes as

well as handle the running, the heat, the

sun and the sand. They say the MdS is

one third fitness, one third kit, one third

management, which is to say managing

the things that are under your control,

such as nutrition and hydration.

"During the race there's no hot food,

you can either carry your own stove and

cook your own or do what I did and just

carry things like breakfast cereal nuts

and fruits and you have to carry it all with

you. I used to top up with a Glucogel if I

was going low. I carried an 800 mL water

bottle and pouches of something called

Betafuel which would make a drink that's

In the past I'd been

told I could not do

sports and I just

thought, 'No, I want to

do this.' So I started

to lobby to go on a

pump.

"

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
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  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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