Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by Joe_h on January 17, 2012 at 5:58am

fantastic job Mike congrats on good sugars and cracking 3:30!!!

Comment by acidrock23 on January 17, 2012 at 4:33am

Awesome race and great job running your other "show" during an amazing run! Thanks for the detailed report!!

Comment by Mike on January 16, 2012 at 11:52pm

Thanks Jerry - I'm very satisfied and proud. A year ago I had a hard time running sub 4.

Comment by Jerry Nairn on January 16, 2012 at 10:21am

Good job, Mike. Great write-up, too.
Sounds like textbook perfect execution of your race plan.

Comment by Jeff Mather on January 16, 2012 at 10:11am

Mike: Well done! That's a great time.

Comment by Mike on January 16, 2012 at 9:43am

I'm happy to say that I completed my 6th marathon, breaking my personal record by 13 minutes - new PR: 3:29:51. click here to read more and see some pics.
It was my first marathon pumping, I was a little worried about it but it went fine. I had 4 gels during the run. My BS was 156 at the start and 210 at finish.
Thanks for all your support and advice

Comment by jljr on January 7, 2012 at 3:08pm

Link to newly diagnosed Type 1 runner running next weeks Men's Olympic Trials Marathon:


Comment by acidrock23 on January 3, 2012 at 4:36am

I use the Silhouettes, if I tape them down, they'll stay in well although I had a few "oops" pullouts before I learned that. That's usually 15+ miles @ 80+ degrees fahrenheit, which isn''t going to happen around here for a while anyway!

Comment by Mike on January 3, 2012 at 4:25am

Just tried the Spring Universal Infusion Set for the first time. Has anyone else tried it or other universal sets?
I found it was much easier to insert than the QuickSet and I think it won't come off as easily when I run - need to wait for a final answer on that.

Comment by Mari on January 1, 2012 at 6:21pm

And, I know that until folks with diabetes who are fit and active, give TeamWILD a try, it's just me saying it's good stuff. With that in mind, we just gave the Tour de Cure 93 14 week cycling training programs for each Tour in the USA to use as an incentive prize for both recruiting more Red Riders (cyclists with diabetes - the recognition program I created and gave to the American Diabetes Association 6 years ago after surviving cancer and getting tons of celebration for being a cancer surviving athlete.) We did that, gave all those programs away, because there isn't anything out there quite like what we've created at TeamWILD for people with diabetes and it's a little complicated to explain the intense integration of delivery that we have created. I was a high school principal and educator for 20 years before starting TeamWILD and my specialty is individual education in a group context... so weirdly teaching and empowering people with diabetes around being athletic is much the same. We are all so different yet we learn well within a group context. And that's what I've put together with TeamWILD. I really wanted experts talking to each other - athletic coaches, diabetes educators who themselves are athletes, exercise physiologists, sports dietitians who get dietitians, mental skills experts - all who listen and who have big tool boxes of ideas and strategies. That's why there are 10 coaches who work with TeamWILD. And I'm very fussy about who I will hire... they have to be super smart, understand diabetes, be athletes themselves, and be incredible listeners!!!


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