Have you not exercised in while? Do you, or anyone you know, have type 1 diabetes? Are you on multiple daily injections?

My name is Marcus Pezzaioli, and I fit all 3 of the above. I was diagnosed 5 months ago, at the age of 32, and I’ve set myself a goal of running a parkrun (which are 5ks ran all around the world every Saturday morning) in 6 weeks time (Saturday 3rd November 2018).

My plan is to document my progress, and give a case study to anyone who is unsure how to get started with exercise. While also  giving more experienced runners a chance to think about going ‘back to basics’.

It seems to me at the moment that a lot of bloggers on the subject of running with type 1 diabetes use a pump, and are running long distances. Those blogs are essential to help people see what is achievable over the long term, but right now I feel there is room for somebody on multiple daily injections and just starting out with an exercise journey to talk about the process of starting out.

Any comments on these blog posts will be much appreciated, as the more of us there are who are giving out advice, the more readers who will take something that can improve their lives.

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 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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