As diabetics we have 5 disciplines to train for in triathlon: Swim, Bike, run, transition and managing diabetes. By that I don't just mean keeping sugar levels at bay but being organised, having spares of glucose meters, enough food, spare infusion set, testing strips with you for all eventualities (read my blog about the intricacies of racing as a diabetic).
I am pretty organised, for example, I have 3 glucose meters, one has a sticker "Bike", the second has a T for transition and the other one is labelled S for the special needs bag or as a spare. I am pretty confident now testing glucose levels on the aero bars without slowing down too much and maybe that's why this racing experience thought me a lesson in several ways:
A type1 diabetic with insulin pump for nearly 30 years; passionate about triathlon and all kinds of endurance sports; Motto: "Type 1 is no excuse"
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