Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by Carlos Candela on November 4, 2014 at 3:50pm

I have CGMS, so I bolus depending on the reading. But the Bolus adjustment I do per gel (25g carbs or 35g carbs depending on my plan) is about 50% or less of what I would normally do for that amount of carbs is I am not running.
Example: On last Sunday Marathon I did adjustment for the 1st 3 gels about 50%, my last gels I did not do any bolus.

Comment by Eric on November 4, 2014 at 7:26am

Does anyone bolus at all when taking an energy or gel during a longer race? If so, how much relative to a normal carb ratio?

Comment by acidrock23 on November 2, 2014 at 12:55pm

I'd stick with the pump. I had a similar experience going off of it last summer. I had a long run on Saturday, switched to Levemir after that, had a nice time of it for 2-3 days but then went off to Maui and had a really hard time. It was sort of a perfect storm of whacky stuff but it was hard. I was very glad to get back to pumping.

Comment by Eric on November 2, 2014 at 12:35pm

Tried to lose the pump last night and go on Lantus before my last significant effort this morning before next week's marathon. BS dropped to 41 at 9 pm then skyrocketed to 570 at 11 pm. Needless to say, a long night before my 10 miler this morning. Guess I'll run with the pump next weekend.

Comment by Jerry Nairn on October 21, 2014 at 12:16pm

Who is running the Carlsbad Marathon January 18th?

I've run this race every year for the past seven years, but my motivation to make it 8 in a row is not that high, unless there are some other diabetics running.

I will run the Surf City Marathon on February 2, for sure.

What other marathons do people have coming up?

Comment by Brian on October 19, 2014 at 3:09pm

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 on October 19, 2014 at 11:59am

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 October 18, 2014 at 7:08pm

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 October 17, 2014 at 3:42pm

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?

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