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Type 1 and GU pure performance

Started by piggy. Last reply by JiMMy Aug 26. 3 Replies

Can type 1 diabetics use GU products?Continue

Notorious BS Spike Post Run

Started by Troy K. Childers. Last reply by Troy K. Childers Jul 17. 4 Replies

Hello T1 Runners. I'm training for my first halfie, and seeking some advice. My training consists of: Monday and Wednesdays: spin class for 30 minutes average 10-15 miles Tuesdays and Thursdays: lift…Continue

Tips/Advice? Runner transitioning to pump from shots

Started by T1Runner. Last reply by Christine Jul 12. 9 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

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

Started by Chrysta. Last reply by pvugteveen Mar 30. 4 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

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Comment by acidrock23 on July 16, 2014 at 4:46pm

I'd add too that, particularly if you can use mapmyrun, strava, splurge on a garmin, fitbit, etc. to track your work running, you can get into a groove with it that can be eerily similar to diabetes, "I don't want to do this today but I have to because today is 2 mile or 3 mile or 20 mile [gulp!] day..." and you do it and you feel like you kicked some ass. Plus, w/ D, you are kicking bonus ass which is great!! Good luck with your 5K! The runs with the Illinois Marathon that finish at Memorial Stadium in Champaign are awesome, the field is made out of recycled tires and is *super* bouncy, you run in, down the field and back and turn around and there you are on the jumbotron!!

Comment by acidrock23 on July 16, 2014 at 4:14pm

Way to go CurlySarah! I agree that running goes well with diabetes. I laid off of it for cycling but am getting cranked back up as marathon training starts this weekend, although I'm out of town, I'm looking forward to it!!

Comment by curlysarah on July 16, 2014 at 2:54pm

Hello fellow runners. I just began week 5 of couch-to-5k and I am addicted. Running is a great way to keep my insulin requirements down and get my body back into shape. Looking forward to my first 5k in the Fall.

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.


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