It always seems best to focus on the positives in these posts, and writing these weekly updates has been a great confidence booster. I’ve gone from only managing 2 runs in the first week, with a longest run of 1.4 miles to running 2.5 miles, meaning I only need to manage half a mile further at the Parkrun this coming Saturday.

I managed 3 runs as well, and am starting to feel a lot better after my flu jab a month ago which had left me feeling pretty awful.

Anyway, only 6 days now until I have an attempt at the 5k goal I discussed in my second post.

Right now, I’m feeling confident.

Its amazing how good it feels working towards even such a modest goal.

While some might shrug their shoulders at somebody feeling 5k is worthy of any note at all (heartless), for me I feel pretty great that 6 months after sitting in a hospital room being told about my type 1 diabetes diagnosis, where I felt like my world was crashing around me, and struggling to get my head around all the info about insulin I was being given that I’m ready to take part in a running event with a lot of other people, who won’t have a clue that I have an autoimmune disease.

After this week is out, I’m going to write a post or two summarising what has helped me, and what I wish I’d known when I started. But first, I’ve got 2 training runs and a 5k to run.

What have I learned this week?

Blogging (or talking) about type 1 diabetes is a great help with coming to terms with the lifelong battle that awaits me.

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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