Beginner 5k

Perfectionism – The enemy of running with diabetes?

When I Manage This 5k…

…I’m hoping it will show that perfectionism is an enemy for most of us, especially people with Type 1 Diabetes!

(Notice I used when and not if… Adopting a positive mindset seems the only way to go here!)

I was planning to go for a run again today, a whole week after my last run.. not great at all (is what somebody not being kind to themselves would say); but when I sat down to test after getting home from work… a blood sugar of 3.3!

Again, could I go for a run tonight? Probably. Should I? Maybe… maybe not….

But I am going to not take the risk. I’m aiming for a 5k, not a marathon. Flu jabs are once a year, my hypos are not overly regular.. so the chances of being kept out for a week again any time soon? Quite small.

I’m being honest with this blog; hopefully showing that perfection isn’t necessary. Don’t beat yourself up, just be better tomorrow.

Disclaimer – It is essential that you do not take on board any advice given on this website without first seeking the advice of a medical professional. Any descriptions of different ways in which I manage my type 1 diabetes on this website, including in the comments, are given in good faith, and are shared merely as suggestions which should be ran past a doctor or diabetes specialist nurse. 

About Marcus Pezzaioli

I started www.diabeticstokebloke.com in September 2018 to document my attempts to get fit after a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in April the same year. I believe sharing my story can help anyone who is afraid to exercise with type 1 diabetes, and show that it is not as complicated as it may appear from other sources of information out there. If I can do it, with no CGM and on MDI, starting out as somebody who does not fit the athletic profile whatseover; then anybody can.
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