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Suggestions for eating/drinking when bloodsugar goes low during a run.

Started by Chrysta. Last reply by pvugteveen Mar 30. 5 Replies

I am finally hitting that point where I can run for up to half an hour, not terribly fast. (1.7km in 25 min last time) I find that even if I lower my basal or take off the pump, I am still hitting…Continue

I:C and basals going UP training for half?

Started by bojibridge. Last reply by ComplexCat Oct 29, 2013. 3 Replies

Hey guys, I posted this in the main discussion forum, but thought I'd post here in case anybody had any similar experiences.So, in the last maybe... couple of months, but definitely the last month,…Continue

Tips/Advice? Runner transitioning to pump from shots

Started by T1Runner. Last reply by jen627 Aug 1, 2013. 8 Replies

Hey everyone - New to site and looking forward to getting valuable tips and advice. I'm a T1 runner (37, diagnosed 10 yrs. ago) averaging 25-35 miles a week - in a month or so I'll be switching to…Continue

Rapid change in BG "behavior"

Started by Oakville27. Last reply by melindalaw Apr 26, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi there!I just started running again for the first time since my DX just over a year ago.About three weeks ago (maybe a month), I started out going for about an hour long run/jog. Exercise has…Continue

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Comment by Truffle on February 1, 2014 at 6:33pm

Hi all you runners, it's been a long time since anyone commented on their running. I've been running consistently, three times per week but did slow down over the holidays. My running clinic re-started two weeks ago and tomorrow we are running 7 Km. I am starting my new Omnipod New-Generation pump this evening and look forward to a smooth transition. My newest goal is a half-marathon in May. I've been attending an Athletic Clinic with a therapist working on strengthening my core and gaining more control of my balance. It is really making a difference. Does anyone have a running goal within the next few months?

Comment by Chrysta on August 27, 2013 at 9:45am

I'm a type 1, starting to get into regular exercise and occasionally running. Finding my bloodsugar spikes after 1 to 2 hours after exercise. Yesterday it went up to 14. I often exercise about an hour after supper, not a lot of carbs maybe 15-20grams. Any comments?

Comment by naomi on August 12, 2013 at 11:30pm

I'm a type 1 on MDI, and I started doing a couch-to-5k program. I'm in the 4th week of running! Whooo. At the beginning, I hit a sweet spot with eating 25g carbs (yogurt and a date bar) before hitting the gym, but as the running gets more intense, my bgl's are dropping to the high 60's. What do people use to carb-load before running? I feel like I'm going to need to eat 35g (and 200 calories or anything) to keep the numbers up!

Comment by Daniela on June 9, 2013 at 9:54pm

Hi my name is Daniela and I am a fairly new runner. I started back in Sept. 2012. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 43 years and find running with diabetes a real challenge. I did my first 1.2 marathon in May and found it somewhat difficult. I have decided to stick with 10 and 12k for now until I feel my endurance has increased. I also sometimes have problems with my feet hurting after my long runs. After the half my feet swelled for 3 days. Yesterday I ran a 12k and did better. I will be reading this discussion groups input to get advice on how to run with diabetes and have FUN!!!

Comment by JiMMy on June 3, 2013 at 8:15am

Ran my first Marathon with a pump. Only the 2nd ever. First one was MDI. Had low issues. Hydration. And finished in 5:58. Yesterday I used my TSlim and Dexcom G4. I had a much better run. Although cramping was an issue again is was much reduced from the first time. And finished in 5:27. I've got at least one for full Marathon in October and hope to be under 5 hours by then. Thanks all for the great info.

Comment by ajbaum on June 3, 2013 at 7:19am

Those on MDI what kind of timing do you use between breakfast/insulin and races hard workouts? I'm currently at 3hrs for races but can't seem to hit my paces like I do in afternoon workouts when I'm 4 or more hours from last rapid acting dose. Don't really want to wake up any earlier to eat and dose. Don't want to reduce my rapid dose anymore either already at about 50% and borderline too high (last 2 races I've been at 181 and 169 respectively) after taking a few grams of carbs about 30min before race start.

Comment by Bill King on May 28, 2013 at 2:15pm

libbyrun-this issue is a common problem that many CGM wearers have been complaining about, myself included. It's frustrating and the main reason I still carry my meter on longer runs and races. 5k's usually cause my glucose levels to rise as the pace and effort are intense.

Comment by libbyrun on May 27, 2013 at 8:14am

Hi, last week during a 5K my CGM said out of range, lasted for 2 hours, and it started right at start of race. Do you think it's from the interference from the race clock reading my bib number? Has this happened to anyone before? My g4 is usually close to my meter reading and I've never had issues with it before, in 6 months of use.

Comment by 1Run on May 6, 2013 at 6:59am

To Have cat will travel,
Stretching, yoga and general good sense and you will do great with running. I have had knee issues too and they "flair up" when I ignore stretching and begin to overdo it. Last year I ran across the United States (one of 240 to have ever ran across and first T1D to do so) Good preparation and listening to your body will let you continue to do great things and keep up the great work. Running plays a significant role in my diabetes health.

Comment by acidrock23 on May 4, 2013 at 8:18am

Re circulation and feet, I notice that when I ride my bicycle or do the elliptical, it seems to turn my toes pinker than when I run? I dunno if that's a good thing or a bad thing but, while this is the running group, running can be hard on your knees. I focused on running on my forefoot more and that seems to be easier on my knees (at the expense of calf cramps on 10+ mile excursions...), ankles and hips. I've signed up for another marathon this year but agree that the long runs can be a lot of work and think that 5K is enough to tap into the health benefits of running.


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