i should say from the start i am a level 2 diabetic and 57 yrs old on friday i walked the parade route on the 12th orange route,in loughbrickland outside belfast,after takeing all my tabs and haveing plenty of water with me.however by the time i got to the field i was ill with the heat. i had to go to the st johns station and was told to get tea and sarnies in the next tent and sit in the shade,which helped. however this set me thinking. how do the guys/girls in afghan,who have diabeties, deal with it when out on patrol.? i realise fitness and tabs/insulin helps but do they have anything else to take before they go out?.