Apologies my update is a little late… But I did end up running my third run of week 4 of the 10 week plan for a sub 25 minute 5k on Monday of week 5…. In my defence, the weather was atrocious this week (from a running with type 1 Diabetes point of view at least).

I tried to run at times it wasn’t boiling hot or torrential rain – a quite rare occurance these last 7 days.

Anyway, all that really matters is I managed to fit the runs in and stay on plan. Better to go into the next week than give up completely.

On a non-running related note…

I have always tried to stay out of the following scenarios that seem to happen a lot online:

  • Some comedian will tell a joke about diabetes. People will then weigh in on social media and say it’s horrible they did not say type 2 diabetes.
  • The less common, but still regularly occurring social media post of ‘Some type 2 DARED to try and compare them self to me!!!’
  • Criticism of type 2 diabetics for their ‘self-inflicted’ condition.

The reason I stay away from all of that is not because I’m a massively kind person… Its the fact that its not always true is it?

Anyway I saw an article this week claiming the Keto diet (20g or less of carbs a day) was a cure for type 2 diabetes (I won’t link to it as it’s on the Medium website, and more reads of the nonsense article will mean the author gets paid more)…. First of all throwing the word cure around is bad enough, but the medical trial used as evidence of this ‘cure’ showed that after 2 years only 18% of keto diet followers had successfully reversed their diabetes.

If 82% of people with type 2 diabetes in a trial went 2 whole years without eating so much as a small banana, and didn’t see a reversal of their diabetes then maybe its time we stopped throwing them under the bus everytime a diabetes joke is told?

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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