Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Race Registration Season

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Diabetic friendly hydration vests

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Comment by Mandark61 on March 25, 2014 at 10:33am

Hello everyone, I have my 3 months check up with my endo in a few weeks (fingers crossed for a good A1C... although it has to be better than when I was diagnosed). Anyway, she wants to discuss an insulin pump and was wondering how members felt about it... pros, cons. Trying to get as much info/personal opinions that i can.

Comment by Mandy on March 6, 2014 at 11:11am
Hi Dea, Thank you so much for the additoal information. I am definately going to check out a running shop. :-) Thanks again!
Comment by DEA on March 5, 2014 at 10:40am

Welcome, Mandy. I agree 100% with Joe_h on the running shop recommendation. Most good stores will be able to put you on a treadmill, analyze your gait, and put you in a shoe that will work for you. Plan on replacing shoes every 300-500 miles or so. As always, though, your mileage may vary. Literally.

Comment by Mandy on March 5, 2014 at 10:36am
Hi Joe! Thanks so much for getting back to me. That was what I was orgianlly going to do, check out a good runners shop. Thanks for the runners world link! I am going to check that out as well! Thanks so much!!! I will. So excited!!!! :-)
Comment by Joe_h on March 5, 2014 at 10:11am

hi mandy! might want to go to a good running shop to see what shoe works best with your foot. everyone is different and a good shop will help determine the right shoe for you (and not directly to the $150 shoes) runnersworld has a program that can help find some shoes too http://www.runnersworld.com/shoe-finder/shoe-advisor
good luck and have fun

Comment by Mandy on March 5, 2014 at 9:58am
Hi All- I am new to the group and to this website. I am about running my first 5k this May ( which will be easy for me) and then trying a half marathon in the fall. Does anyone have any good sneaker recommendations? Or brands that they like specifcally for running? I have brands that I like for cardio workouts, but i need a good running shoe.
Any recomendations would be extremly helpful!!!! :-)
Comment by ajbaum on March 5, 2014 at 7:33am

MAS, must have been the site or the sensor. With the watch on the other wrist it stayed connected a little longer about 10 minutes into the run before dropping instead of as soon as I started. I've since changed sensors and had no problems with the signal while shoveling snow the other day or on the treadmill this morning. I did notice that while the transmitter was snapped into the sensor that was giving me problems (enough so that water from the shower wasn't an issue) there seemed like there was a little play if I pushed on the transmitter that isn't there on the new sensor. Maybe just a slight variation in the manufacturing tolerance was causing the problem when being bounced around by running.

Comment by MAS on February 27, 2014 at 7:08pm
Thanks for the info, Ajbaum. I've had the issue when wearing both on arm and abdomen, wearing garmin and not, on treadmill and outside, holding in hand/wearing on belt/in pocket, with iPod and w/out, with sleeves and w/out, with omnipod in any number of places. Always, connection restores w/in 45 min of stopping running. I just can't seem to isolate anything (except phone, never run with it), that is what it so frustrating! I'd say it works more often than not. I ran 19+ miles on Sunday and worked like a charm. Lost connection 3 miles into a treadmill run last night, but stayed through 6 on the treadmill tonight. I'll just keep my fingers crossed that come marathon day it works!
Comment by ajbaum on February 27, 2014 at 5:46am

MAS, I've only been on the DEX for a couple weeks and didn't have any problems running with my first sensor but have had problems on every run with the sensor I'm on now. One of the problems I think was from having the receiver too close to my cell phone in my waist belt. I had a bad transmitter error when I got back. Restarted the sensor and it's been fine since other than my other runs which have been on the treadmill this week, but I've lost the signal almost immediately on starting to run so it shouldn't be sweat or static. I did notice that this transmitter is on the side of my body where I wear my Garmin watch. And where it's positioned is very close to where my wrist swings by my abdomen so I'm thinking it could be interference from the Garmin. I'm going to try wearing my watch on the other arm for my next run and see if that helps.

Comment by MarathonMan on February 23, 2014 at 10:32pm

Ok thanks Wayna, for now I'm just diet and exercise and by limiting carbs, I keep my daily fasting under 100 and my spikes under 140. But after intense exercise, the pull for carbs gets me. So, what I have been doing is just test frequently after eating so I can go for another supplemental walk to lower it again.


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