Shaun Warner 38 year old triathlete recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes

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.”

Shaun Warner

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!

Cheers, Shaun

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