Daniel Camilleri – exT1D plugs the the type 1 diabetes & exercise education gap

Daniel Camilleri age 22 Type 1 Diabetes 18 years

Hi Allan, I’m an ice hockey player and have recently turned my attention to endurance sport, particularly triathlon. This switch has proved to be rather challenging with regards to controlling my diabetes, particularly my early morning training sessions. I’d just like to thank you for all the time you’ve spent helping me out over these last few months.

I’ll let you know what I decide to do with the pump after my Endo appointment. Again thank you for all your help, you’ve no idea how valuable I found that meeting of ours.

Daniel Camilleri

Ice hockey player turned endurance athlete

As you know I studied two years of Medical Science before making the switch to a degree in Human Movement. I think it would be safe to say that I had a firm grasp of the physiological concepts that take place in the human body during both rest and exercise.
For some unknown reason, there had always been a separation between the knowledge learnt throughout my study and the knowledge taught to me by my Diabetes care team. I felt I had great control of my Diabetes at rest however, during exercise this “gap” made it frustrating for me as I was constantly trying to figure out the physiological needs of my body and what was happening with the insulin levels I had on board.

eXT1D has greatly helped me bridge this gap, and I now feel more equipped to make informed decisions when it comes time to make adjustments based on my activity levels.

Over the last 4-5 months I’ve been suffering from regular morning - high BGL’s. This has become increasingly frustrating as I take great pride in keeping my Diabetes under control, however this one part of my day was rapidly slipping out of my control. Based on the information presented to me in eXT1D, I learnt that mornings were probably one of the most important times of the day in terms of insulin on board and exercise and if control was lost here, it would make it difficult to keep BGL’s stable over the remainder of the day.

eXT1D not only provided me with information to understand “why” these fluctuations were occurring, but also provided me with the tools to identify the root of my problems and implement the appropriate action.

Based on the concepts taught in your program, and conversations with both yourself and other members of my care team, I’ve come to the conclusion that a pump will be the best course of action to solve my morning BGL’s and accommodate my active lifestyle.

Again I’d just like to extend my appreciation for your program, and would not hesitate recommending it to fellow active diabetics both recently diagnosed and veterans!

Best of luck with the Endeavour! from what you’ve told me it sounds like there are a few hurdles ahead, nothing you can’t handle though. You have my full support, if you ever need anything else don’t hesitate to contact me. I would be honored to work along side you at some stage in the future.