Marathon Training: Week 1

I haven’t really done any long distance running in about 2 years. Not properly. I’ve gone for a few 3-5 mile runs every now again but my primary focus in my training over that period has been resistance training to try to improve my lean body muscle tissue to improve my responsiveness to insulin, to […]

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Training Day No. 1

Right. So. 26.2 miles. As a Type 1 Diabetic. I haven’t really run long distance in about 4 years when I completed my half marathon back in 2013. Since then I’ve run a couple of Tough Mudders, played football (soccer for my American’s) regularly and stayed generally fit but kept the miles in single digits. […]

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Fundraising for JDRF UK: 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

I am incredibly excited to share with you that on 22nd April 2018 I’ll be running the London Marathon with JDRF UK!! Participating in this event is something I’ve had on my bucket list to do for as long as I can remember and do to be able to do it alongside a charity that […]

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I’m Running the 2018 Virgin London Marathon With JDRF UK

I am incredibly excited to share with you that on 22nd April 2018 I’ll be running the Virgin London Marathon with JDRF UK! Participating in the marathon is something I’ve had on my bucket list to do for as long as I can remember and do to be able to do it alongside a charity that […]

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Diabetes Week: Diabetes & Training

Sunday 11th June all the way through to Sunday 18th June, marks Diabetes Awareness Week here in the U.K. Whilst the awareness of what diabetes actually is is ever growing (I for one am really pleased about this and fully believe social media is helping this massively) having real world day to day help is […]

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Answers to Common Nutrition & Training Questions

Given the current state of the health & fitness industry, there is usually so much information out there that can confuse many of you. One question will usually get 5 or 6 or 14 different answers. A lot of you who read this want to get the best bang for the buck results based on […]

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Dan Piper (The Healthy Diabetic): Qualified Nutrition Coach 

I am incredibly proud and excited to FINALLY share the news that I am now a fully qualified Nutrition Coach/ Consultant having successfully passed the Body Type Nutrition Practical Academy! This course and being qualified is something I have wanted to do since becoming a Type 1 Diabetic over 5 years ago. To help fellow […]

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Exercising and Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes should not stop you living the life you want to lead and one of the key factors in allowing you to lead a healthy, normal lifestyle is engaging yourself in a good exercise regime. We all know the importance of insulin when it comes to managing our diabetes. Physical activity is an incredibly useful […]

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Diabetes & The Workout Window

“So what do you do before and after you workout with your diabetes?” I find this is the question I get asked the most after the obvious, generic “you have to prick yourself how many times a day?!?” kind of questions (sigh…). To be honest, it’s a fairly tricky one to answer because honestly, the […]

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Diabetes & Strength Training

When I was first diagnosed, one of the first things that sprung into my mind was “I need to get to the gym”. I’ve always tried my best to stay fit. Whether it’s playing football, hiking around Dartmoor in Devon as a teenager, water-sports, running around – I’ve continuously wanted to have some form of […]

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