A little over three years ago I did the Naseby 12 Hour mountain bike race solo…

So a little over 3 years ago I did the Naseby12 Hour solo and I vowed I’d do it again, but I’d do it when I was fitter and with better preparation. Fast forward to just two weeks ago and following some gentle encouragement from some friends, some rapid-fire sorting of logistics, and a couple […]

Love it when a plan works. But when it doesn’t…

For a long time, I’ve been trying to figure out that “perfect” plan around carbohydrates, my insulin and my blood glucose level for training and racing on my bike. There are many variables that I have to consider as part of a plan and some of them aren’t related to my Diabetes, but certainly, need […]

Managing to slay some personal demons!

So for a while now I have been second guessing my ability in cycling. And along with that came doubt in a lot of things such as self-confidence, how to manage my diabetes and whether or not my cycling was actually ever going to improve. Now. This post isn’t going to be a sob story. […]

Blood glucose levels by finger pricks??? Pffft. So very old school…

So along with my insulin pump which I talked about in this post here, I also use a Continuous Glucose Monitor or CGM called a Dexcom G5. So what exactly does this piece of tech do? Well, instead of doing a finger prick to extract a small amount of blood from a finger which is then […]

Me and this thing... Attached at the hip... Literally!

So. That insulin pump thing… Why the hell would I want that thing attached to me all the time?

I’ve talked in previous posts on this blog about how my insulin pump changed my Diabetes for the better. In reality, it was a life saver. Recently I’ve seen a number of people post on social media asking if an insulin pump was really that good. To be honest, I can completely understand how people […]

A New Year’s resolution? Post more often. Hah. I should start!

So I uhhh.. have again managed to leave it far too long between posts on this blog, which I feel bad about. Things in life have been fairly busy since my last post. Work wrapped up for the year with the usual rush to get things done before Christmas break meaning I did some extra […]

oooh… New tech coming soon to… Me

I mentioned in my last post (https://www.typeonecyclist.com/index.php/2018/12/10/the-tumbleweeds-theyve-been-rolling-around-here/) that this week I was having an appointment with my Diabetes Nurse Educator to see if my hba1c was low enough in order to keep the funding for my pump. It was a relief to see that my hba1c was low enough that my funding will continue. Finding […]

The tumbleweeds… They’ve been rolling around here

I need to apologise for the fact that I haven’t posted here lately. Where I work, this time of year is often really busy with busy days and some out-of-hours work which makes for a terrible work-life balance. But aside from that, I’ve also been completely underwhelmed with how my cycling has been going. My […]

Flashback: Wait… I have Diabetes? Well… damn. (Part 5)

In my last post (Flashback: Wait… I have Diabetes? Well…. damn. (Part 4) – I’ll add links to the rest of the posts in this series at the bottom) I spoke about how my eye surgeries had resulted in me no longer being allowed to drive. I also spoke about how this and a few […]