Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by Neil on July 27, 2014 at 9:47pm

Brian I am not on a pump but also started having issues. I now am on the Banana run. I eat one just before I run I find that I am then fine for the duration of the run up to 15km. After that it is time for another banana

Comment by Vanessa on July 27, 2014 at 12:31pm
Brian, I know how you feel :( I find that if I eat 2 jellybeans every km I can do 10km without a problem now. All the best!
Comment by Brian on July 27, 2014 at 11:14am

Anyone else find it exceptionally difficult to exercise being on a pump? I recently started back on a pump. This morning I ate my breakfast (oatmeal with some berries). Normally, I would take 3-4units with this. I only took 1.5 units this morning knowing I was going for a run. I went for a run with my pump off. I was hoping for 6miles but my blood sugar tanked after 3. I feel like I have to let my bg go into the upper 200s if I plan to do any exercise. Not loving this.

Comment by Neil on July 20, 2014 at 8:42am

Comment by Neil on July 20, 2014 at 8:42am

Today was the day that extra weight was added to the pack. I have forgotten the pains of pack running. Lucky my core muscles are a lot stronger to start off with. My hip muscles are going to take a while to get use to the pack. It seems that the blood sugars are going to have to do the same. Having issues with lows now as I go over 8 km. so having to compensate for this during the run. Making a 6 km pit stop at the office to get a frozen fruit juice. Just glad learning this now rather than during the race.Will have to make sure that I have enough supplies for the 2 days running. Think I am going to test the banana's to see if this will help me get more km before going to low.

Comment by Neil on July 18, 2014 at 11:42pm

The last few days have been good. Today the start of wearing the pack on the back. Going to start off with 5kg in the pack and then add 1kg every week. I expect to be under 6kg on race day but have learnt I always seem to be more so will rather train heavy and run light. The compulsory exquipment lst is short and only the thermal cloths will really add any weight. Will not be training with the racepack as left that at home. So will be using a heavy more military styple pack for the training.
Will keep you updated as the training gears up towards race day. The last few day I will be on the plane so their will be no time to train. Will have a run at least the day before the race.

Comment by Neil on July 16, 2014 at 10:41pm

Well another one of those days. Must have got to about 5km and did not feel to good. Drank more water and said it must be the heat toaday as it was very hot in the sun 50C +. Started to feel even worse and thought this is realy strange. Slowed the pace splashed water all over to bring down the core temp. Then the light went on. You diabetic and are actually having a low. Oops really bad and worried not going to make it to the room. Have to walk the last piece and BS is 2.4. How can I forget that I am a diabetic. Could have made the correction and carried on.

Comment by Neil on July 14, 2014 at 9:37am

Well received the confirmation for the 2 day trail race. Rather expensive at 200 dollars but then it does include 2 x breakfast's and tent so not that bad. Just motivates one to ensure you enjoy it to the max. No PB race this. Will soak up the veiws

Comment by Neil on July 11, 2014 at 7:20am

Well the last few days have been tough running in the dessert the heat has been off the scale and the winds killing. Today been Friday I am just not up tp facing the heated sand blast outside so have decided to take the day off. Rest days are impoertant days as well so hope tomorrow will be better. To make myself feel better I just reminded myself that I did do and extra 3km yesterday.

Comment by Carlos Candela on July 9, 2014 at 5:26am

Jerry, many thanks for the advise. Did few 1.5 downhill milers repeats, but had to run back up the hill. I will definitely keep in mind your strategy to tackle as for this race is mostly finish not PR. Thanks again! Happy Running.


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