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Ex-HypoActive Treasurer Dan Seller recently had an article published in the esteemed Diabetes Management Journal. Dan is an Intensive Care Physiotherapist and lives with type 1 diabetes. Dan was kind enough to let us post the article here. Despite the article's claims, Dan now lives and works in Wellington.
Dan Seller, B.Physio (Hons)
Dan is an accomplished runner and cyclist with several marathons and (HypoActive) Murray to Moynes under his belt.
Following past successes with adventures such as cycling round Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Cambodia, Diabetes Tasmania has put together two major active trips for 2014. Both programs are fundraisers for diabetes charities. Type 1's are more than welcome to take either challenge.
HA Pres Gavin Wright is now back from his attempt at the grueling Tour Divide in North America. Gavin didn't finish the race and has shared some of his experiences and thoughts about the event and his early scratch.
Banff, Alberta - Day 1 of the 2013 Tour Divide
AcT1vate is a unique event, all about enhancing knowledge and exoerience of exercise and type 1 diabetes. This year was the third AcT1vate staged by HypoActive and participants, speakers and volunteers all agreed it was probably the best yet.
In early June HypoActive president Gavin Wright is packing up his mountain bike and flying to Canada for the start of one of the world's toughest bike races - the Tour Divide.
This year the HypoActive team excelled at every level finishing the 520 km, 24-hour cycling relay in a blaze of type 1 glory. From the start in Echuca on the banks of the Murray River in norhtern Victoria, all through to the picturesque township of Port Fairy at the mouth of the Moyne along the Great Ocean Road, riders and crew put in every effort and the results were a tightly organised, efficient bunch of riders in every group and a crew whose hard work led the team across the western plains at close to record pace.
Exciting news that HypoActive has been asked to assist in one of Monash University's top research projects for 2013. The Dept of Physiology is conducting cutting edge data-gathering on the effects of exercise on the Achilles tendons of people with type 1 diabetes. This could be a great opportunity for you to both help out with this scientific coup and start enjoying the many benefits of getting active with the HypoActive Run Club.
This weekend - the first in February 2013 - is your last chance to register online for this year's sensational AcT1vate.
Following animated discussion about how hot and cool type 1 triathletes are (not sure if that makes them lukewarm overall??) at the Christmas break up it was suggested that the unofficial HypoActive tri team get all our Ironmen, Half Ironmen, Long Course, Sprint, Mini and Team Insulin Injected Engine triathletes (and triathletes in training) together to compete in one event this season.
HypoActive riders gathered in Southbank, Brisbane, early on Sunday 7th October for the annual 100 km dash from the city to the seaside.
The Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge still attracts many thousands of Queensland riders, but only a handful ride managing type 1 diabetes and this year seven of them proudly wore the HypoActive colours.