My diabetes kit  Gavin Griffiths, the DiAthlete

LIVINGLIVING

car supplied by each area's local diabetes

network, driven by a volunteer who

tracked his progress as he went through

their city. Accompanying Griffiths on each

leg of the undertaking was nutritionist

Paula Chinchilla, who was also in the

car. Says Griffith's, "Paula could also see

my results on an app she had on her

phone as I've shared my data with her

from my account. She basically looks

after my health while I concentrate on the

running. She would ring me if she thought

I was dipping too low and needed to eat

something. I might not have noticed as I

was too busy concentrating on moving."

While Griffiths did the marathons

he wore a belt containing some sugary

gels and an insulin pen. He could resort

to those tools if he needed to push his

blood sugars up or down. "You would

expect that when you ran a marathon

you would go low," he says, "But oddly,

post-exercise, I tend to go high. I now

put my basal in a bit later in the day, and

occasionally I do a bolus towards the

start of the last mile of the run. Putting it

in then seems to help me come off the

run better."

People might assume that Griffiths

uses an insulin pump but in fact he uses

prefilled insulin pens of Novo Nordisk's

Levemir and NovoRapid. "Using insulin

pens seems to work for me just now,"

he says, "I am pretty settled and there

seems no need to change. When I travel

overseas I don't see many pumps, even

my disposable pre-filled insulin pen look

quite high-tech in some of the countries I

visit. The fact that I also inject makes me

more like the people I meet out there who

continued over

CONQUERING THE CASTLE. The DiAthlete takes Edinburgh castle, with a little help from

friends. Left-to-right: Peter Flick (Dexcom), Martin Frano (Dexcom), Bruce Smith (JDRF

volunteer), the DiAthlete, and Stephen Henley (Dexcom).

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Diabetes UK helpline
  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  5. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  6. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  7. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  8. Diabetes kit diabetes management equipment
  9. Injection aids for insulin injecting, insulin pens
  10. Injection aids for insulin injecting, insulin pens
  11. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods
  12. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  13. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  14. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  15. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  16. My diabetes kit Gavin Griffiths, the DiAthlete
  17. My diabetes kit Gavin Griffiths, the DiAthlete
  18. My diabetes kit Gavin Griffiths, the DiAthlete
  19. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
  20. My diabetes kit Gavin Griffiths, the DiAthlete
  21. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  22. Diabetes kit Dexcom CGM sensors G6
  23. Diabetes kit Dexcom CGM sensors G6
  24. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  25. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  26. Making Carbs Count almonds
  27. Making Carbs Count almonds
  28. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  29. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  30. Free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes, the diabetic diet, carb counting

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