My Diabetes Kit Josh Malin racing

KITLIVING

M

alin lives in

Dorset. He was

diagnosed Type

1 in July 2004 at

the age of four.

Now 19 (he turns 20 in March 2020),

he's definitely in the driving seat not only

when it comes to competitive driving but

in terms of making sure his diabetes is

under control too.

"I can't remember much about what

happened when I was diagnosed," says

Malin, "as I was so young. However, I do

remember that very shortly after I was

at a check-up having been diagnosed a

few months earlier and a diabetes nurse

asked me what I wanted to do when I

grew up. I immediately said I wanted to

be a racing driver. She pretty much said

that this wasn't going to be possible."

In the beginning Malin was on multiple

Josh Malin has been racing on track for three years, having

raced on simulators before then. It's clear from his results

that he is talented. In the season just gone, he entered a

competitive national championship and exceeded expectations.

He's tipped to win next year.

continued over

daily injections (MDI). "I clearly remember

that I had an Abbott Freestyle meter

- the flat, round one where we didn't

need to have separate lancets. I think it

was designed for children. I remember

a butterfly being part of the marketing. I

was initially on two injections a day then,

by the age of eight or nine, I was put on

basal bolus regime, so had a long-acting

insulin and took short-acting doses at

mealtimes. At this point I was attending

Poole Hospital and had a dietician called

Kirsty who helped us to learn about carb

counting. I say 'we' as it involved the

whole family."

Malin is lucky to have had an

enduringly good experience at his

diabetes clinic. "My memories of visiting

Poole Hospital was that it was great for

kids. My consultants and nurses were so

supportive and helped me and my family

manage my diabetes well. Even what

was called 'transition', when I moved to

the adult clinic, was flawless. By the age

of 17/18 I was going to clinic my own. At

that point I was learning to drive, passed

my test, and found that driving a normal

car is easy. Just like others with Type I

diabetes I have to do the usual three-year

license renewal."

Boy Racer

Malin now works at a local independent

motor factors which has outlets across

Dorset and Wiltshire. But how come he

ended up racing? "One of our neighbours

runs a race championship. I had spent

quite a lot of time on racing simulators

and when I beat him on mine he said he'd

put me in an actual car! Before anyone

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