Britain's greatest Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave, has said that he was "very emotional" when he carried the Torch into the Olympic Stadium at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games.
The five-times Olympic rowing champion told BBC Breakfast: "It was very special.
I must admit I probably knew about 10 days before. I'm looking forward now to not being asked questions such as 'Are you lighting the torch, or the cauldron?'
"I suppose the questions now will be 'Are you putting out the cauldron?' - I've not had that phone call yet."
He said that when he entered the stadium there was an "absolutely amazing atmosphere".
He added: "There was a line-up of construction workers on the site, suited and booted, it was very emotional for them and for me."
well...some type 2 are on pumps!
Hi my bloods can be 2.1 to 28..all the time i cant get a pump..type 1..type 2 bloods 3.6 to 8.9 ???.he is not on a pump.ken
not a insulin pump ???????
insulin is insulin whats all this exogenous ..?ken
Hi Linda it does matter type 1 INSULIN type 2 no Insulin.he used it to give im muscles to win . on insulin - you stay on insulin ..no turning back..he did ????.cheat..ken
Hi kenuk. Welcome to TuDiabetes. I think it's been established that Sir Redgrave is Type 2 and using an insulin pump. To Linda's point, whether type 1 or type 2, managing diabetes and excelling at athletics is an amazing accomplishment, and I dare say that's an understatement. It makes no difference to me. I'm inspired either way.
Type 2s are frequently and almost eventually inevitably ON insulin...many on a pump.
YES Then Thay Are TYPE 1........FULL STOP NOT 2 ..he took insulin than whent back to type 2 ..thats a big cheat
No, kenuk. Taking insulin does NOT mean someone is a T1. Do some research.
NO NO NO...Kenuk....YOU CAN'T BE A TYPE 2 AND BECOME A TYPE 1...NO...NOT POSSIBLE!!! Period and that's it!!
Do some reading on this!!!!!
You can be a type 1 and have insulin resistance....BUT...you cannot swing from type one to type 2 and back again!!! IMPOSSIBLE.
Some type one may at times be initially misdiagnosed as type 2 by the medical establishment, but the bottom line, they were always a type 1!!
I don't know why some might find it so hard to believe that he is a type 2??