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Always Have A Backup!!!!

Since starting on my Medtronic insulin pump I have had back up bits for EVERYTHING – batteries, strips and of course the sets that deliver the insulin. So you can imagine my shock when it started beeping at me low battery and I went to replace it only to find I didn’t have any!!!!!! Of […]

Type One Cowboys and Broken Clips

Now when you commence on an insulin pump you are shown how to set it up, refill it, change the battery and countless other important facts and figures  but what they forget too tell you is where to wear it and the pitfalls!!!! Now as a runner I don’t like things bouncing around so I […]

The Things You Learn!!!!

Today was a hard training session known as a Mona Session which is speed work the thing I have learnt since starting this program is that a longer runs 15 plus kms don’t  upset the blood sugars to much BUT a different story when it comes to these shorter but more intense sessions. Started to […]

Long runs with a smileĀ 

Week two of marathon training done and dusted and I’m pleased to report thanks to my Medtronic pump my diabetes is playing along!!!  After suffering with shocking sugars lows last year prior to starting on the  pump (would finish a run with sugars of 1.3) I stopped enjoying running and to be honest looking back […]

Training for the “Big Dance”

Now into my second week of marathon training for the Gold Coast Marathon. Hard to believe I used to train for marathons and run them prior to being on my Medtronic insulin pump. Instead of finishing a training session with blood sugars of 1.2 and battling to stand up (or worse) I’m finishing with perfect […]

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