am a recently diagnosed diabetic, and I am now insulin
dependant, having spent a year on oral medication.
I have mental health issues and because of this I
was denied insulin treatment for a few months. That's
been sorted now, I inject four times a day, and I
am slowly getting back to a state of better health.
then what has being a diabetic got to do with cycling.
Its of paramount importance, that diabetics keep physically
active, my weapon of choice is the Bicycle
(plural is much nicer though).
have always owned bicycles, but its only since being
a diabetic, that I have noticed just how Important
this mode of transport is. Cycling is one of the few
physical sports that has a very low damage impact
on the feet. Even walking can leave you with blisters,
and it's critical for a diabetic to maintain good
am under a specialist diabetic care team, they are
in very regular contact with me. They are all very
impressed with the commitment I have shown in using
my bicycles as potent weapons in the fight against
my illness, and they are all non bike owners.
one nurse who told me last week that because of my
tales of cycling she had decided to buy an MTB, and
told me over a cup of tea what fun she has had pootling
on her new steed.
I was discharged from hospital last year, the following
weeks I could only manage to cycle two or three miles
at a steady pace, now with better medication and control,
I can manage over forty miles, if I am having a good
a keen cyclist who loves to navigate the country lanes,
I am very fortunate to spot a huge array of different
wildlife, that sadly many people in their whole life
time will not see.
of my favourite memories, was cycling along the river
bank, and spotting two stoats playing on a very large
oak tree stump, I quietly sat down about 20 foot away,
and watched them for fifteen minutes playing the stoat
version of I'm the King of the castle.
small recap on my mode of transport. Helps maintain
better health, excellent cardio vascular exercise
that is kind to the joints, great endorphin releaser.
You can spot more wild life than David Attenborough
can shake a stick at. Meet other cyclists that share
you are a parent share your enthusiasm with your kids,
a family pootle is a great way for families to bond
care be happy
is not all doom and gloom.