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

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twice the sugar content of Lucozade. Four

good sucks would be about 100mml, the

equivalent of 16g of carbs. For a while I

did become obsessed with the numbers

on the watch - you can forget that you

do actually need the fuel as well as keep

the control. You have to eat. The number

is just one element of what's going on,

food is not just about diabetes and blood

glucose levels. I learnt that the hard way.

"I am not sure I could have done it

without a pump combined with CGM. The

insights and alerts that the CGM gives

you as to the direction of travel of your

glucose, whether it's heading up or down.

If you're concentrating on what you're

doing, it can break into your thoughts to

tell you, and you can decide what to do

with the information."

Back in Blighty

So, that marathon achievement under his

belt, Brown reflects that, "Growing up I

don't really recall any role models in the

public eye who were living with diabetes.

There's so much visibility of T1 now; back

then I only remember Gary Mabbutt, then

eventually Steve Redgrave too. Being

diagnosed as a teen is hard too: you are

not a child, not an adult.

"But here I am. I still I reduce my

basal insulin by 80% an hour before I

start running and turn it on again about

an hour before I stop because as soon

as you stop running your blood glucose

starts to go back up again.

"Diabetes tech is amazing by

comparison to what it was. The sooner

everyone who needs it can have it, the

better. I think the kit we have today is

amazing. I'm so glad I have it, it's helped

me do things I was told I couldn't do,

and had only dreamed of going. But I've

actually done it."

Read Rob's blog: Diabetic Dad Runs

To find out more about the MdS:

www.marathondessables.co.uk

Free online diabetes technology education,

the Flash Glucose Monitoring Education

Programme is presented by members of the

Diabetes Technology Network (DTN-UK),

along with some patient representatives. It is

a series of video modules for users of

Abbott's FreeStyle Libre as well as the

healthcare professionals who support them.

The course is also open to anyone who

simply wants to find out more about Flash

monitoring. The modules available to watch

on the DTN website for free. Further

resources on other diabetes technologies will

be added over time.

www.abcd.care/dtn/education

Diabetes Technology Network (DTN-UK)

Flash Glucose Monitoring Education Programme

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