Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by Brian yesterday

Great race today. Finished the Denver RnR 1/2 in 1:45 blood sugar was 122 at the finish. Great weather too.

Comment by Neil yesterday

Just a short update the multi day trail run went very well and had a great race. Suffered toe nail issues due to all the rock hopping on the second day. Will get bigger shoes for events with rock hopping. I have 2 size larger running shoes but will have to go one more for the rock hopping.

Comment by Jerry Nairn on Sunday

I ran the Long Beach Marathon last Sunday. But the real news is that at a dinner put on by a local running club, I won a door prize, complementary entry in the Catalina Eco Marathon, November 8.

So I'm training for a couple of weeks.

The fun never stops.

Best wishes to everyone racing or training out there.

Comment by Brian on Friday

Running Denver RocknRoll 1/2 this weekend. Weather looks good! Good luck to anyone else that has a race coming up.

Comment by illinoisrunner on October 9, 2014 at 4:31am
Haven't been in here much lately. Who's running Chicago this weekend?
Comment by Brian on September 27, 2014 at 11:15am

Success! Did 9 miles this morning starting at 122 finished at 156! Not a record time but for now I'm focused on maintaining level blood sugar. Amazing how much better I felt running with steady blood sugar.

Comment by John P on September 24, 2014 at 12:23pm

I use Skin-Tac and place the Dexcom CGM on my side just above the belt line. That seems to be where it lasts the longest, e.g. 10 days to 2 weeks. The skin and the CGM tape flex together there whereas the skin on the arm and stomach can stretch which might loosen the CGM tape. Also the CGM is somewhat shielded from direct water spray in the shower. Whatever the reason, the skin-tac and this location always give me the longest CGM life.

I haven't run using skin-tac with the Omnipod. It usually sticks ok to bare skin for its 3 day life.

Comment by DEA on September 24, 2014 at 11:39am


There are a lot of CGM users who swear by Opsite Flexifix (http://www.smith-nephew.com/professional/products/advanced-wound-ma...) to tape down the sensors. Others go subterranean and use Skin-Tac (http://www.amazon.com/Skin-Tac-Liquid-Adhesive-Barrier-SKIN/dp/B008...) to help with adhesion. I often think about taking crazy glue with me on long runs, just in case something starts to detach (CGM or OmniPod).

Comment by Becky on September 24, 2014 at 10:55am

thanks for the ideas. i was thinking of using a sock with the foot cut out so it is worth a try. :)

Comment by Jerry Nairn on September 23, 2014 at 4:24pm

I have considered, but not tried, using K-tape to hold on a sensor. It seems like something designed to last through a marathon, that just might do it.

But as I said, I haven't tried that.

I have bought dollar store tube socks, cut off the leg part so it is just a sleeve, and pulled that over my arm and over the sensor. It works, but for long runs you really want to make sure you lube up under your arm to prevent abrasion.

I suppose you could use arm warmers instead, but I haven't done a marathon recently in cold enough weather for that.

Good luck.


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