My diabetes kit  Gavin Griffiths, the DiAthlete

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also have diabetes. I guess it makes me

more relatable. Maybe one day I will go

on a pump, but for now I'm happy with

what I use."

Another tool that Griffiths uses is carbcounting. "When I was 16 I changed from

just using injections of mixed insulin to a

basal/bolus regime and at that point I was

seeking information about matching food

to insulin doses. Until then I'd just injected

quick-acting insulin three times a day with

meals. I learned the hard way after having

a bad patch of hypos that I needed to

know more about my food. I was lucky

to do a DAFNE course at Queen Mary's

Hospital in Sidcup and that was an eyeopener and has held me in good stead

ever since."

DiAthletism

In 2015 Griffiths began setting DiAthlete

as a professional sports and education

arrangement and he is in the process of

setting it up as a charity. It incorporates

a global aspect, that of an International

League of DiAthletes. Through this he has

built up a network of contacts of people

living with diabetes all around the world

and has DiAthlete advocates in different

countries. Griffiths says, "They are my

friends with diabetes and they are a huge

support to me, people like Mo in Kuwait

who was diagnosed during the first Gulf

War, and Sana Ajmal who is from Pakistan

and who co-founded Meethi Zindagi, the

only organisation in Pakistan that provides

peer support to people with Type 1

diabetes."

In July of this year he is bringing

several of the global advocates together

in the UK for some training. He says, "I

see this as being my work, it's about Type

1 diabetes on a global scale, it takes a lot

of organizing and is what I am passionate

about. As 'Gavin' I work other jobs to help

earn money, but being 'DiAthlete' is the

full-time, cool part of my life today."

The DiAthlete thanks Dexcom, Frio

and Decathlon, the companies who

supplied products, support and

sponsorship to help Griffiths complete

his epic endeavor.

www.diathlete.org

For more on the new G6

sensor, see over the page.

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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