I have been a T1 diabetic for 38 years but only have started to run. Well, jog. I have had the Omnipod pump for a year. It is my first pump and I love it. You should check into pumps and find one that fits your lifestyle and pocketbook.
I went to the dietician at the endos office last week, who happens to be a runner, and she gave me lots of advice for training for a 5K at the end of January and a 1/2 at the end of October. I agree with rossm - I have found Hal Higdons website to be very helpful. The internet is a wonderful tool. I also have the Complete Idiots Guide to Running from the library as well as a few other runners books. I joined the local running group and have been with them every Sunday morning.
I find that my blood sugar has to be between 160-180 before I start out doing any exercise. Otherwise I drop too low. I eat one of the 100 calorie 19 carb "granola" bars....like Quaker makes. Any will do. I also wear a belt that keeps my testing supplies, glucose tabs, nutrition bars and quick energy jelly beans. I love the jelly beans before I go running. I have only run 3 miles at a time and I haven't needed anything to eat but the longer runs I know that I will.
Do you live in VA? I know that my sister is running the Shamrock 1/2 marathon and the Rock n Roll 1/2 later this year. I hope to visit her and run with her the Shamrock in 2013.
I wish you the best with your diabetes and your running. This site has been a whole lot of help for me, Everyone seems eager to help.
Enjoy your day,