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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi Im an insulin dependant diabetic on an insulin pump, Just wondering if they are any other type 1 diabetics on here, and if there is how do you control blood glucose levels whilst riding. Cheers Matt


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King of the Skip Monkeys
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Am not diabetic but my mate is, type one and has been managing it for some 25 years.

When we ride out together, he will check is levels first then decide if he'll need any food and then pack lots of rich food if he needs topping up during the ride.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:15 pm 
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not a diabetic myself but brother in law is and he has a pump too .

he doesnt cycle but runs , a lot . 60 to 70 miles a week off road .

he seems to eat normal dinners but always adjusts his pump .


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:18 pm 
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Type 1 for 36 years. Test prior to a ride and just ensure I am about 10 before I set off. Get reasonable enough warnings of hypoglycaemia and carry a couple of Mars Bars and Dextrosol with me when out. I can usually carry on as normal down to about 1.5mmol and ABH1C Is usually around 6. Only time I get surprises is after a night on the beer and not dropping my morning dose by four units or so.


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