nuts and raisins. Carbs can make me a
bit foggy, while I find fruit has more of a
'clean' feeling to it. It's hard to fit in food at
all when training - I often lose my appetite
due to concentrating and generally being
stressed and nervous while competing. It
comes back afterwards though!"
Not surprisingly, with the high level of
energy expenditure that goes on while
competing, Rebecca says she's had "my
fair share of hypos". She once could not
be woken up the morning after doing a
day of practice before a race, "My father
somehow brought me round by plying me
with honey and Lucozade. I find the hypos
come after the training, up to 12 hours
later, at 4am. I know now to eat before
bedtime to try to avoid those lows." She
carries glucose tablets with her always,
and has fruit, Lucozade and a bag of jelly
babies in her backpack when cycling. She
says, "I'm sensible, but I've never wanted
to let diabetes get in the way of what I
want to do."
of you are on insuiln pumps
(that's about half as much
again as the national rate).
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of you test 3-5 times a day44% test more than times a day28%
of you have not had
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Monitoring trial but want to
"I find the hypos come after the training, up to 12 hours
later, at 4am. I know now to eat before bedtime to try to
avoid those lows. I'm sensible, but I've never wanted to let
diabetes get in the way of what I want to do."
These are some of the results from those who've already taken part.