Karim Maamoun

September 22, 2019

September 22, 2019 “It was a big surprise for me as no one in my family ever had it, but about 10 years ago I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I loved the sport and didn’t want to quit, but I had to take a step back and take care of my health first. I followed a strict diet and constantly monitored my blood sugar level. Then I started taking daily insulin injections to control it. It definitely wasn’t easy, but it was my only hope for a professional career. This condition seemed to me to be an aberration, something to be ashamed of, so for many years I told no one, not even my closest friends. I suffered low sugar comas a few times and one such time was with my friends, but they didn’t know what to do. Consequently, I had to tell them my secret and how they could help me if I went through another of these episodes. Recently, I started using glucose monitoring sensors that are used without finger pricking. These are not available in Egypt, so I can only get them from abroad and have to make sure I always have sufficient amount.

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