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working day, checking before he drives

to work, then at lunchtime, again at some

point in the afternoon, before he sets

of home and once more at dinner time.

He uses an Accu-Chek Aviva Combo

insulin pump and blood test system and

says, "From the day I got it in 2013 the

Accu-Chek Combo changed my life. It

made managing my diabetes so much

easier as it could do things like bolus

recommendations. It just took the maths

out of my daily calculations, and the fact

that you had to blood test to get the bolus

recommendation seemed like a really

good reason to do a blood test!"

Malin knows what CGM sensors are

and what they can do, but like many,

cost has been an impediment to uptake.

"I have tried the Freestyle Libre and it

worked well, but at that time it was not

NHS funded in my area. I couldn't afford

to keep using it and have not been on it

for a while now. It did make life easier; it

was quicker to manage my control. I only

used it for a month or so but thought it

was absolutely brilliant."

Racing odds

When he is prepping for a race, and on

the day of a race, Malin sensibly does

extra tests. "In the main, I can keep things

on an even keel, but on a race day I

take more care. Adrenalin can affect my

blood glucose levels along with the heat

- it can get very hot in the cockpit of a

Ginetta when you're wearing a fireproof

race suit and helmet! I test 30 minutes

and 15 minutes before actually getting

in the car, then again just before I set

off. Fundamentally it is much the same,

just a few more tests. I have pretty good

hypo-awareness and can pick up when

I'm going low. I tend to feel a bit tired

and hungry and generally wobbly. My

mechanic always has on hand a packet

of dextrose tablets as well as sachets of

GSF syrup just in case the start of the

race is delayed or the race is stopped

and we have to wait in the assembly area

for longer than usual. At motorsports

meetings there is always stalls selling

Coke so for a fast boost I'll probably have

one to sort myself out!"

With this year at it's end, it's full-throttle

in 2020. "I'm really hoping to be able to

compete in the GT5 Challenge in 2020,"

says Malin, "although I have recently been

testing a Porsche Cayman GT4, which

has been great. Ultimately, my goal is to

become a paid driver."

Nigel Malin, Josh's father, comments:

"As in all motorsport, it isn't just about

talent but money. Our main focus is to

try and find companies and individuals

that have a need to increase their

sales or services and help them, via

motorsport, to achieve those goals.

We can offer them VIP experiences,

competitions, staff incentives, TV and

media cover, corporate hospitality

and a great opportunity to meet likeminded

businesses and individuals

with similar objectives."

Instagram: @josh.malin

Twitter: @joshmalinracing

ALL IMAGES: Josh Malin in the

Ginetta GT5 Challenge 2019, his

Accu-Chek Combo insulin pump

secreted somewhere about his

person.

Against the odds

www.facebook.com/joshmalinracing

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