To run or not to run, that is the question

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        As a kid, I have always been interested in sports, particularly running. I used to participate in several intra-school and inter-school running competitions and hoped that someday I would become a  professional marathon runner. However, my dreams were shattered at the age of 14, when on one occasion I fell unconscious during a race. To my utter dismay, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I still remember the anger and disappointment I went through that day. The doctor explained to me about the severity of the disease and how I needed to be more careful about exerting myself. Eventually, I stopped running and forgot all about it.

        It was not until recently I read about how different people around the world with type 1 diabetes were running marathons and living an active lifestyle, that I was enthused to take up running as an activity again. After reading through a lot of articles I learnt about the Abbot Libre Pro Diabetes Sensor which was being offered by MyDiagnostics and how it could be of help to me in attaining my goal of running a marathon. I put up a request to be contacted for on the MyDiagnostics site. The team at MyDiagnostics were quick to contact me and I explained to them in detail my health condition and my requirements. They were very enthusiastic about helping me achieve my goal. I was asked to come over to their office at my convenient time where they explained to me in detail about the application of the sensor and how to analyze the readings obtained. Also, the team at MyDiagnostics put me through consultation with a diabetes specialist who provided me with the necessary nutritional requirements as well as precautions to be taken while running a marathon.

          Today I have run more than a few half marathons and hope to run a full marathon soon.

Did you know that Type 1 diabetes symptoms often appear suddenly and only 5% of all people with diabetes have type 1

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