Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by Justina on January 29, 2012 at 9:51am
So I read acid rock you had cramps....lately I've been getting cramps on my right side under my ribs, so I'm having to run with my thumb jammed in my side. What up wit dat?! Can it be from highs? And Mike my Dr. Suggested I not bolus before the marathon, obviously I'll have to practice this....but he thinks I'll run high for a bit,then drop down. He's worried about lows for me, I'm hypo unaware and have dropped down into the 30s with no clue. That's why I have a CGM. I'm not super stoked about running with a ton of stuff on me, but that's the way it goes I guess.
Comment by acidrock23 on January 28, 2012 at 6:06am

The Chicago Marathon had *tons* of Gatorade too, plus I had other provisions. One of the times I had a "pull out" of my infusion set I had really severe cramps and, since I was already having cramps, I figured I didn't want to run high and risk double cramps or cramps squared? I bolused in a half marathon once too, I'd tested "right before I left" and it was lower than I thought it would be so I slugged down some OJ and rode up, again 1/3 of the rx'ed bolus amount and the gatorade prevented crashing. I figure if I'm going to eat, a whiff of insulin will facilitate the energy being processed more efficiently?

Comment by Mike on January 27, 2012 at 11:38pm

I never bolus while running. I time my gels so I won't need too. The few times I have bolused before a run I ended up very low a few miles down the road.

Comment by acidrock23 on January 27, 2012 at 3:23pm

I had a GU, I think it might have been accelgel during the marathon, but more because I felt like I needed food/ energy at the 1/2 way point, and I still had several hours to go. I took about a 1/3 bolus amt to cover it, drifted down to the 70s w/ a couple miles to go but I felt good to have been that close.

The thing about the sport jelly beans is they are like $2.00/ oz and the Starburst ones are like $3.99/ lb? I like the ones w/ caffeine in AM starts though, in lieu of getting "coffeelogged"

Comment by Joe_h on January 27, 2012 at 11:10am

i love sport jelly beans by jelly belly and used chomps sucessfully my last marathon

Comment by Mike on January 27, 2012 at 10:16am

I too have a bit of a jump with the Gels. I only took 4 during my last marathon because I was worried about my BG. I'm thinking of trying the Chomps. But The Gels are still good if you go low.

Comment by Stephen Meo on January 27, 2012 at 8:56am

Like acid rock, I have mostly stopped using Gu gels for the very reason he mentioned. I do, however really like the Gu Chomps. 8g of carbs per chomp with 4 being simple and 4 being complex. I don't own any compression clothing, but I'm considering getting some for recovery.

Comment by acidrock23 on January 26, 2012 at 3:17pm

I've posted this before but my fave is Starburst Jelly beans. I think that it works better to have more small servings, like 5-10 beans, instead of 25G of carb servings of GU. I still see a bit of a run up sometimes but I think that a lot of them are from getting carried away on carbs. I like the CEP graduated compression socks too, although I got some Smart Wool ones that are also nice for about $35 at a local store.

Comment by Justina on January 26, 2012 at 6:10am
You guys are cracking me up!! Ok I ran 10 miles yesterday outside in Nebraska in the middle of winter....it was NICE out! I'm feeling so good. I tried some new GU and it was so horrendously nasty. I shan't be taking that again, I'll stick to only the gummies. Do any of you have a favorite before, during, or after snack? That's what I'm experimenting with now. Oh and I've been having issues with losing feeling in my toes and fingers, sometimes up to my elbow. I've been wearing cep running comperssion socks....I swear to God I heard angles singing! They are DOPE, best $60 I've ever spent. Oh and no dry heaving for me...tho I have seen my share of stars spinning around my head!
Peace out,
Comment by Stephen Meo on January 25, 2012 at 11:07am

If you've never dry heaved after a race you've never really pushed. :P

(I kid... mostly)


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