Great thread here. I'm a type 2 diabetic on extended release metformin. I started walking in 2014, at 320 pounds. I lost weight via a controlled low carb diet using Medifast products, in conjunction with exercise. I eventually graduated to power walking while continuing the diet, with steady weight loss. Eventually, I started running. I'd never been a runner all my life, so it was all spanking brand new. I ran my first half-marathon on March 14th , 2015, and I haven't looked back since.
I've lost 60 pounds to date, and counting. I'm off the Medifast diet now, and I'm eating a very low carb high protein diet. My endocrinologist was amazed at my blood work and weight loss, and has slashed my medication dosage considerable. My A1C which was previously out of control, at about 10.6 (if I recall correctly), is now at 6.5, and continuing to drop.
I'm still trying to find a good balance for fueling while I run my half-marathons. I started using GU gels, but I'm beginning to look at powder in liquid options like Tailwind nutrition.
I'd be grateful for any tips you could share on your fueling experience.