Sport and diabetes


This amazing piece of technology made

the challenge so much easier, mainly

because one felt secure in the knowledge

that it would warn of high / low BS levels

and fast increase or decrease in BS levels.

A truly amazing piece of technology and

it worked without any problems, even

at almost 20,000ft! Indeed, one battery

charge lasted throughout the seven days

of the climb - really impressive!"

Resources This site boasts the

widest sports content for people with

diabetes on the web in its aim to help

athletes with diabetes to be winners. The team at Excarbs

aim to help people with diabetes using

insulin to feel comfortable with taking

up exercise - our advice is not aimed

at elite athletes but hopefully covers the

basic rules for most people living with

diabetes. The calculator

provides general suggestions for exercise

planning. JDRF Some info on sports and

diabetes can be found here from the

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Gavin Griffiths is otherwise known as

Diathlete, an Ultra-Marathon runner and

endurance athlete with Type 1 diabetes.

He takes on the extreme to provide

awareness and inspiration for people

with diabetes. He successfully ran John

O'Groats to Land's End in 2013. Michael

Gray has had Type 1 diabetes since the

age of two and is now 23. He has been

training in Martial Arts since he was 13

and has a Black Belt in Karate, Judo and

Kickboxing. You can read more about him

here; he is interested in opportunities to

gain sponsorship funding. All diabetic

pro-cycling: a team of professional

cyclists who each have diabetes has

been competing in the Tour of Britain.

Click here for more. This is a link to a

relatively old article, but still interesting,

with Dr Ian Gallen talking about assisting

Sir Steve to handle diabetes and Olympic

competitions. Click here.


Basal - continuous infusion of a background dose of

insulin (replaces background insulin from multiple daily


Bolus - a dose of insulin delivered by an insulin pump

usually dialled in manually by the user or as directed by a

bolus wizard on board the pump.

CGM - continuous glucose monitoring via sensors which

sent a reading every 5-minutes or so, which builds up

data so the unit can raise an alarm if blood glucose rates

start rising or falling rapidly, or if they go over or under a

set limit.

MDI - multiple daily injections, the most common form

of insulin treatment as used by all Type 1 diabetics and

increasing numbers of Type 2 diabetes. Usually involves

multiple daily blood tests too.

SAP - sensor augmented pump, an insulin pump with

CGM capacity to the point where the pump can be set to

react to CGM readings so that basal doses are halted if

readings go low.

SMBG - self monitoring of blood glucose - patients test

themselves to gain insight as to the state of their blood

glucose control and so they can adjust insulin doses if



It's stating the obvious, but keep your

blood test kit handing, and something

to treat a hypo, and tell your fellow

competitors to keep an eye on you for odd

behaviours so you can do a test to check

if your sugars are dropping. Depending

on your chosen activity, and where you're

doing it, you might want to consider sugar

source options that won't melt in the heat

and can be transported around.


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