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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Triabetes Videos


The Triabetes IronKiDz Project from Andiamo Productions on Vimeo.
Here's the highlight reel from Ironman Wisconsin September 2008.

Diabetes and Athletes: The Triabetes Project from Andiamo Productions on Vimeo.

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Diabetes Forum

Pump Logistics

Started by Progress Trumps Perfection. Last reply by MikelCycle Aug 8, 2011. 5 Replies

Small Victories

Started by MeganJ. Last reply by Joe_h Jun 8, 2011. 4 Replies

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Comment by miketosh on July 1, 2014 at 8:18am

Any good races completed recently? Not me.

Comment by miketosh on June 20, 2013 at 4:06am

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.

Comment by IMVic on June 18, 2013 at 7:31pm

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.

Comment by Northsider on June 18, 2013 at 7:12pm

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...

Comment by Christy on March 11, 2013 at 8:15am

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.

Comment by Christy on January 24, 2013 at 4:54am

Thanks guys!

Comment by Jerry Nairn on January 23, 2013 at 2:20pm

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.

Comment by Joe_h on January 23, 2013 at 6:44am

forget the wetsuit if the water is 78 degrees that is plenty warm enough to go without the wetsuit

Comment by Christy on January 23, 2013 at 6:28am

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!

Comment by Emily Walton on August 15, 2011 at 3:31pm
If you live in the SF Bay Area, please come to the Diabetes Hands Foundation fundraising party on September 10th at noon. You will get to watch our videos, have snacks and drinks and get 10% off of everything you buy. PLUS 10% of what you buy will be donated to the Diabetes Hands Foundation. They have great TRI gear, trust me, I shop there all the time!

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