Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by drsoosie on May 19, 2012 at 7:12pm

Good luck Sunny!!! Today I did 15.42 long run and it was awesome and I feel great. I feel like I solved some nutrition issues. I took two of the SI capsules at 5 and 10 miles and I drank half a vespa before heading out. I used the honey stingers and water for hydration. My bG was great at the end so I am feel encouraged.

Comment by Sunny T on May 19, 2012 at 6:33pm

Tomorrow I will be running my 8th marathon and my 1st one with Type 1 diabetes....thank you all for being such awesome inspirations!

Comment by acidrock23 on May 19, 2012 at 8:59am

Update on cramp issue, I laid off the knee extensions and leg lifts (pulling back w/ a low pulley, supposed to aid glutes, which I figured would be good for running? The exercises seem to have eliminated some creaking in my knees...) for a couple of weeks and did 10 cramp-free miles in 80 degree temps this AM w/ enough gas in my tank to geta nice kick the last mile.

Comment by Sharon on May 16, 2012 at 7:57pm

Thanks! I liked the article; also appreciate the research that is proving runners have healthier knees then non-runners.

Comment by drsoosie on May 16, 2012 at 6:53pm

Sharon I would be happy with that time!! You did a great job!!!

Comment by Jerry Nairn on May 15, 2012 at 12:39pm

Congratulations, Sharon! Great job.

Comment by acidrock23 on May 15, 2012 at 5:16am

Way to go Sharon! 4:28 is a great time! I think your weather has blown here now and I agree it's fabulous!

I ran into this article through our local running store: Joggers live 5-6 years longer

Comment by Sharon on May 14, 2012 at 6:10am

Ran the Brookings, SD Full Marathon on Saturday and got a PR 4:28, which is pretty slow for most marathoners I know but I'm happy to be out there and finishing. Nice course, great support and beautiful day! What a blessing!

Comment by acidrock23 on May 8, 2012 at 7:48pm

Thanks for the tip! $69/12 is pricey but the cramps have been brutal! I'll see if laying off the iron helps in a month...just in time to start training for the marathon!

Comment by drsoosie on May 8, 2012 at 6:20pm

Okay found some discoveries today at my running store. first, and this is for Acidrock and Erin, I found these capsules called S!caps which are buffered electrolyes. You are supposed to take one or two every 45 minutes or so to keep you with the proper concentration of salt and potassium. the guy who owns the store is an ultramarathoner and I picked his brain a bit. He thought something like this might help you with your calf cramping. I also picked up an amino acid liquid supplement called VESPA which is to be taken 45 minutes before a long run and about one pack an hour. It's only 5 carbs and contains filtered water, orange juice, honey royal jelly bee propolis and wasp extract. It's supposed to allow you to pull nutrients from your muscles properly and even out blood glucose. This is a newer product but the owner found it really helpful on his last 24 hour run. Anyhow, I shall experiment with these and let you know. These products are to be used in addition to a gel or a chew. It does seem like a lot but I will try it anyway on my next longer run.


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