Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by acidrock23 on October 26, 2011 at 4:05am
I usually do a 5K every Thanksgiving and then another one here and there but one/ month is dedication! So is 21:26!
Comment by colleen on October 26, 2011 at 3:12am
I have done 24 5k's over the past 2 years. I am in a running group that has a commitment to do at least 1 a month. Sometimes we do 2. Everyone is at a different level of running. Always great to see people have a break through and try a 10k or a half !
Mike, great time on your 5k.
Comment by Mike on October 26, 2011 at 2:58am
I ran my first 5K Monday morning. I wasn't a race but a "test" run on a track. I've never run a 5K. It was hard but I completed in 21:26.

Have you guys done 5K's?
Comment by Mike on October 26, 2011 at 2:56am
Testing while running is tricky - sweat, gels... - I've had my meter show a 28 reading and after cleaning my finger off on a tree finding I was 150sh.

Congratulations on the marathon Colleen. The greatest thing about completing a marathon is that no matter what happens on the way you always feel great when you're done. well, at least I do.
Comment by acidrock23 on October 25, 2011 at 4:02pm
Thanks for the great report and congrats on your finish!! I totally agree that marathoners are a great group of people. That was the best part of the race in Chicago, 45000 people, many of them totally miserable (like me) but still being as cheerful as possible, supporting each other, sharing goo, jelly beans, etc. all the way. I sort of suspected it but the race was huge in that respect.

I started carrying alcohol swabs too as I'd always finish with all sorts of sports drinks, jelly beans goo, chocolate milk, etc. on my hands. A fellow T1 guy, buddy of my aunt's, that we ran with for a while was doing the water stop thing so I started doing that too.
Comment by Jerry Nairn on October 25, 2011 at 3:56pm
Congratulations, Colleen!
I have had that happen with the blood test getting messed up by gunk on your fingers. Now I know to test after rinsing off at a water stop. Sorry I'm giving the advice too late.
I'm so glad you had someone help you through it.
"Marathon runners are the nicest people"
Yes, and now you're one of them!
Comment by colleen on October 25, 2011 at 3:19pm
Completed my first marathon on Sunday. I am calling it my first " learning" experience marathon. I did what I did with all my long runs.. test at mile 5 so I can settle in and run.. well 405 showed up on my omni pod PDM.. panic set in.. I bolused 3 units and called my husband. he reassured me maybe it was nerves. checked again at mile 10 same reading 403.. Now I was crazed and wondering what is happening as I am not one to run high...I decided to take water at the next water station and rinse off my hands and test again( which was at mile 15) ughh I only had gatorade on my fuel belt.. check again and it was 44

Note to self : carry a few alcohol swabs to clean hands
At this point in the race I was beginning to tighten up and feeling discouraged but
refused to give up. My husband was riding his bike along side me and helping me when I needed support. A very nice runner by the name of Betty from California befriended me and also helped me along the way. She walked with me when I needed to walk and ran with me when I felt I could run.
I wanted to stop many times but kept going the best I could. I had wrote out the 26 people who helped get me to the starting line on 26 ribbons and throughout the race I let them go. It helped alot to keep me going,
I had a doctors appointment already set with my endo. for the next day. He helped me understand what went wrong which I figured out right after the first 44 reading.... there was leftover GU or banana on my fingers when I had tested.
When I bolused for the 400s in simply did me in and even though I did eat 2 PBJ'safter the 2 low readings that I had, it wasn't enough to recover to have a good run or even an ok run.
I did the best I could. I learned alot. I did it in 6 hours and did beat Al Roker's time when he did his marathon. That makes me smile :)
All in all, I am proud that I didn't give up and will have wipes with me at my next marathon which will be Dublin, Ireland October 2012
My last thought: Marathon runners are the nicest people I have ever met and so very honored to be in this group!!!
Comment by Brian on October 23, 2011 at 9:31am
It is a bit close to the race to being doing long runs but I felt like I needed one more since I haven't been doing that much running since my race a couple of weeks ago. Definitely going to taper from here on out. Good luck in NYC! It's going to be amazing!
Comment by acidrock23 on October 23, 2011 at 9:17am
What a picture!
Comment by Suzi on October 23, 2011 at 9:14am
I am glad to find someone else running NYC. I am a runner from the UK and NY will be my first marathon. My training has been a bit less than ideal as I fell a few weeks ago. However, I was determined to do at least one more long run and managed 20 miles this morning. I was a bit worried that it was too close to race day so I am pleased to hear that you ran 18 miles.

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