A group for those interested in triathlon and diabetes. Also for those interested in following the Triabetes documentary, exercise research and team development for 2008 and beyond.
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Started by Progress Trumps Perfection. Last reply by MikelCycle Aug 8, 2011.
Started by MeganJ. Last reply by Joe_h Jun 8, 2011.
Any good races completed recently? Not me.
I wouldn't call it "imperative" for a tri if you are a new LADA, especially when you've already completed a few IM, but it *is* a really good tool when you 100% are on insulin, and would help you stay in the "zone". Adrenaline for most folks raises sugar. In his book, Phil (Founder of Team Type 1, now Team Novo Nordisk) says the goal for his riders before an event is 150mg/dl. Slightly high, but not bad. When I race, I try to keep my starting BG in the 120-180 range, and adjust as needed.
CGM is a very helpful tool - will make sure your in "zone" on the days leading up to the event (which can be a challenge due to tapering/decreasing activity). It can't really help during the swim, but great on the ride to train with it (what happens when I adjust basal rate, what do I do with pre-ride bolus to cover any pre-ride carbs, when do BGs start to fall - when do I need to eat - what impact does that amount of carbs have on my BGs) - similar thought on the run. There are some good resources in the Chicago area that can help if you're interested.
Hey Guys -
Just got diagnosed about 2 months ago, LADA, and have been an ironman for the last few years. Just curious on how anyone deals with the CGM? I was told it was imperative for the longer distance races, but just trying to figure out how to use it during the race / eating...
Congrats Super_sally! That's very impressive! Sounds like you were fighting some lows, but overall excellent numbers during your ride. Good luck with your Oly in June. I have my first sprint tri coming up in 3 weeks and I'm stoked.
A good wetsuit makes swimming easier, but I'm a lousy swimmer, and I wouldn't rent a wetsuit for a 600 yd swim in 78 degree water.
forget the wetsuit if the water is 78 degrees that is plenty warm enough to go without the wetsuit
I just signed up for my first tri! 600yd swim, 16mi bike over a very hilly course, 5K. It's March 30th, and there is a chance that I will have a pump (hopefully an Omnipod) and/or a CGM by then. I'm very confident of my ability to finish, and fairly confident I will finish in the top 50%. Other than that I don't have a firm goal. I don't expect to get an AG placement. My most pressing concern right now is whether to bother with a wetsuit (the sprint is in FL and they expect the water to be 78 degrees) and how having one or not having one would affect having a pump as well as my performance. I've been told that most people use a wetsuit, but being the cheap/minimalist person I am, I'm thinking it would be simpler to keep my $65 rental fee, avoid the hassle of putting on and removing it, and just be cold for 15 minutes. I'd love to hear opinions and advice!
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