Re: [IPk] RE:Softball Challenge
Congratulations. You are a star!! I know I could never do this nor could I
when I was younger.
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From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 9:06 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] RE:Softball Challenge
> 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 pump.
> 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
> Ian Grant wrote:
>> Best of luck in your challenge. Is there a specific charity?
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