Diabetics who run Marathons!
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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