Category Archives: exercise

Contributing to footpath erosion

“You’re lazy, fat and ugly!” are just some of the insults I’ve never had thrown at me. But, despite their non-existence as Tim-directed abuse, it’s certainly true that I’m quite lazy, especially when it comes to exercise. I know that jogging or going to the gym is good for you. Exercise seems to cure, or… Read More »

Animas sport & exercise weekend – part two

Soaraway Shoot Up reader Anna reports back on her findings at Animas’ recent sport and exercise weekend. Well, you have heard about the great success that was the Animas Sports and Exercise weekend but apart from the fun of synchronising hypos and attempting to adhere to the rules of football, without really knowing what they… Read More »

Calling all diabetic sporty types

Playing at being a pancreas while exercising can be a bit of a faff. It’s so easy to end up snaffling carbs like a squirrel preparing for hibernation to try and prevent a mid swim low. Or make a fool of yourself by going hypo in the middle of a football match. Or get carried away… Read More »

The drudgery of exercise

As you can probably already guess from the title of this article, I hate exercise. I like to progress through life at a stately and modest pace. Jogging is not for me – I don’t even run for busses, dagnabbit. In my view, a gym is simply a modernised, sanitised version of the medieval torture… Read More »

Medtronic to sponsor marathon runners

Everyone’s second favourite diabetic peripheral manufacturer Medtronic sent one of their hired thugs around to my kennel this morning and threatened to drown me if I didn’t tell you all about their new sponsorship opportunities. Medtronic Global Heroes®* is apparently “A cooperative effort between Twin Cities in Motion and the Medtronic Foundation” and “the Global… Read More »

Congratulations to the Animas Channel Swim team

Congratulations to those pancreatically challenged types who swam the Channel last week to raise funds for JDRF. All the diabetic swimmers were wearing Animas pumps, proving that you can do pretty much anything when wearing a pump. Alison has asked me to point out that on the list of things stopping her swimming the Channel,… Read More »

Diabetics playing football?

Big pharma encouraging the pancreatically challenged to play football, whatever next? Christine Michael reports from the Diabetes Junior Cup 2010 : Take 24 children and teenagers with type 1, bundle them on a flight to Geneva, expose them to two days of partying, blazing sunshine, competitive football and weird Swiss food, and what do you get?  Surprisingly, not… Read More »