So, last week was a not so good week.

But… This week? Much better so far! It is now Thursday, and I’ve ran 1.6 miles on two occasions now, so I’m feeling really confident about pulling off this goal of a 5k.

What’s been even better though has been I’ve not had one single double-figure blood sugar reading, or a single hypo.

Hypos have been avoided through well timed snacks before lunch and dinner (Its dinner and tea really, but my diabetic log books have beaten that out of me 🙁 )

But avoiding highs has been down to the use of a recently purchased slow-cooker (Asda George’s finest!) Its been an absolute game changer, not only in terms of managing my diabetes, but for my wife and I as parents with a full time job. Now we just cut up all the veg and chuck in all the ingredients each morning, and our evening meals have become a million times easier to sort.

We’ve been using recipes off the good old BBC so far; which crucially for me are all carb-counted. Its definitely been useful for this type 1 diabetic looking to keep his blood sugars in range.

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. 

Published by Marcus Pezzaioli

I started 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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