JAMIE CRIPPS

Diabetic Living - - LIVING WELL -

AFL PLAYER (WEST COAST EA­GLES): TYPE 1, 8 YEARS

On di­a­betes and elite sport

My dad has type 1 di­a­betes as well, so I learned a bit off my old man. I also called [for­mer player] Nathan Bas­sett, which was re­ally help­ful. But mostly, it’s just see­ing what works. I feel like I’ve got a method that works and I’ve been able to man­age it as best I can. If my BGL gets low, or I start to feel like it is, I usu­ally grab some lol­lies or Ga­torade. If I’m at home, of­ten I’ll have a bowl of ce­real and some­thing more sub­stan­tial. My body needs sugar quickly, so easy, fast fixes are im­por­tant.

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