Penny my pump is a life changer
I am lucky to be alive and have the support I do to live with the condition in the best way that I can.
I was put on an insulin pump at the age of 28 after suffering with uncontrollable hypos and seeing my counsellor. This was a couple of years after doing my first marathon and the pump has been an absolute life changer. I haven’t had a bad (unconscious) hypo since being on the pump. It means I can reduce insulin when I am doing any activity. I have completed two marathons without the pump and two with. The ones with my insulin pump (which I call Penny) I have never had a hypo during my races.
I have started to use the Freestyle Libre this year, which is incredibly convenient. It is so much easier scanning the device on your arm from the app on your phone, to view your blood sugars. And the 24 hour blood sugar readings support your control so much better.