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who'd had a few hypos when out riding

and found it scary and demoralising. "As

I'd been told, I only got back on my bike

after three weeks, but I did not feel I could

control my diabetes adequately enough

to race safely, and I lost my confidence.

After a couple of years the Freestyle Libre

came out, and I started to use the sensor

technology and it gave me my confidence

back. It was so easy to check on my

control when I was cycling and not have

to stop riding in order to do a fiddly blood

test."

From that point, Longley started to

do more research into other systems for

continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)

and came across Medtrum. "I got hold

of a starter kit, which meant a transmitter

and two sensors," he says. "I set it up to

give me alerts and I also share my data

with my girlfriend. She can ring me if

she sees something and wants to make

sure I've seen it too. Now I'm back to

competitive cycling, doing both local and

national races with a club. So far in 2018,

I've done 12 races."

As well as wearing the Medtrum

CGM, Longley now uses an Accu-Chek

Expert blood test meter, because it

gives him bolus advice, and he uses it

to calibrate the Medtrum CGM. When

this interview was done, he is still using

multiple daily injections (MDI), but wants

to go on an insulin pump, so Longley is

Diabetes technology

helped put Paul Longley

back in the saddle.

talking to his specialist about options. He

also has a new job. "It's a new routine, it's

harder to fit in exercise as I'm travelling a

bit, so that's tricky," he says, "Other than

that I love it, and although it's hard work,

I feel OK about my diabetes and think the

future holds a lot of promise."

This interview was conducted in October 2018.

INPUT is a charity with a mission to improve access to

diabetes tech such as insulin pumps, flash and continuous

glucose monitoring, as well as to structured education.

www.inputdiabetes.org.uk

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