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Sport and diabetes

I was listening to SAFM yesterday and heard the interview with your editor and felt like I had to send this email.

I have been a Type 1 diabetic for 6 years now and can honestly say that my life since diagnosis has just got even better.
I have always had sport at the centre of my life and competed at various levels and was devastated when diagnosed and was sure that I could never compete in endurance sport again.
I have over the last 6 years through trial and error devised a plan to compete again. I have again competed in all my endurance events that I previously loved.

I have recently got involved in educating the young diabetics about how important sport is in their life to maintaining good glucose levels.
It would be nice for your magazine to include articles and advice for sportsmen and women that continue to live healthy lifestyles with diabetes.
I have just signed up to your magazine and am really looking forward to reading it!

Diabetes is a condition given to those that need to learn everything there is to know mentally and physically about what the human body can actually do!!!!!!

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  1. Lisa Bleeker Lisa Bleeker

    wow…. it just makes me more angry that people can be so in denial about type 1 diabetes. there is NOTHING good or positive from being diagnosed with this CURSE that we must live with every day, every hour, every minute for the REST OF OUR LIVES…

    • Hi Lisa,
      I don’t think it’s denial – I think living with diabetes is really different for each person. One of the biggest things I’ve learnt from the Sweet Life community this year is that people have vastly different experiences with diabetes every day, even though we all have the same condition…

  2. Jenni Jenni

    It’s definitely not denial – it’s acceptance and a determination to move on and and make the best of ones life despite the challenge of diabetes.

    Some words from The Serenity Prayer

    ‘God, grant me the serenity
    To accept the things i cannot change,
    The courage to change the things I can
    And the wisdom to know the difference.
    Living one day at a time,
    Enjoying one moment at a time,
    Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace.

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