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Re: [IPk] RE:Softball Challenge

Hey, Diana - that's absolutely fantastic. Could never imagine doing 
something like that. Well done!


>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] RE:Softball Challenge
>Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 09:06:19 +0100
>Hi Ian
>Nothing to do with diabetes (much though I would have like to raise some 
>money for diabetes-related charities!).
>The whole reason we did it was for Christie's Hospital, a cancer hospital 
>in Manchester. One of the players in our softball league died of cancer a 
>few years ago so we've been doing things to raise money for Christie's ever 
>since. Please note that I'm not soliciting sponsorship (email me privately 
>on that issue).
>Well it is over anyway and I am stil alive! I played 21 hours in total, 
>catching a whole 1 hour's sleep during the night! We camped next to the 
>softball pitch but due to a lack of players we couldn't take much time off 
>so I only had a 2-hour break between 2-4am, during which time by the time 
>I'd wound down etc I only got an hour's sleep. Getting out of the tent at 
>4am in the pitch black and pi**ing rain was not exactly fun, i can tell 
>you, but the amazing camaraderie kept us all going!
>My blood sugars behaved amazingly well throughout the 30 hours. My highest 
>BG was 12.3 and my lowest was 3.3 (just before the final hour of playing). 
>I checked roughly every hour and corrected as necessary. There was always 
>loads of food and drink available and I had 6 small bottles of Lucozade at 
>the ready, though I only drank 2 of them in total. I had small snacks every 
>couple of hours (things like fruit, mini-Mars bars etc) and felt absolutely 
>fine. i did absolutely nothing different with my basal rates, decided it 
>was easier to use food/drink as necessary as I needed to make sure I ate 
>plenty anyway, and just took small correction boluses when needed. A lot of 
>people were asking how I managed to cope with my diabetes, so I was very 
>proud to tell them that I was doing absolutely fine, especially with the 
>We finished at 4pm last night, I fell asleep at 7pm soon after getting home 
>and showering (didn't even eat any dinner) and woke up at 7.30 this morning 
>feeling fine and not even stiff at all! I did lower my basal rate last 
>night after playing by 0.1 unit and woke up this morning with a BG of 3.5.
>Ian Grant wrote:
>>Best of luck in your challenge. Is there a specific charity?

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