Shaun Warner 38 year old triathlete recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
“Devestated and feeling lost I sold my race wheels and put my beloved Time Trail bike in the shed. I thought my days racing triathlons were over…..until I found exT1D.”
exT1D helps Shaun Warner stay stay on his bike!
Allan, I just wanted to zap you a quick email to thank you for putting the exT1D together to assist everyday people with Type 1.
Up until this year I was an age group triathlete, completing predominately half-ironman distance events. In July this year I started to really struggle with my normal training load and to cut a long story short, in early August I crashed (metaphorically speaking!) and was subsequently diagnosed with Type 1. I was devastated.
“I’m a 38 y/o triathlete who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 – you Dashboard has been the most beneficial tool I have found to date to help me continue my training. “
Over the next couple of weeks I was bombarded with information about what I could expect in the future from well-meaning people (medical staff included) who, as it turns out, didn’t have a clue! I was too scared to train and desperate for information that was relevant to my situation and gave me some direction on how to continue with my lifestyle, but I couldn’t find anything useful. I sold my race wheels and put my beloved TT bike in the shed. I thought my days racing triathlons were over…..until I found your website.
The tutorials gave me the relevant information I desperately sought but the Dashboard in particular gave me back the confidence I needed to begin training again – I took me a while to completely trust what it was telling me but once I had learned to trust it my training went ahead in leaps and bounds. I no longer have that constant mental battle where I am second guessing my BGL’s and limiting my outputs ‘just in case’. Of course I monitor my levels carefully as I go, but I now know with relative certainty where I will be during any given training session. It has allowed me to move past being diagnosed as a Diabetic, and continue in the sport that I love. I’ve just registered for my next race and I can’t wait to get back amongst it – might see you there!