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Type 1 Runners

Are you a type 1 runner? All type 1 runners are welcom irregardless of ability. Halfers, marathoners, ultramarathoners, etc. Let's connect, share, tips, and maybe meet to do some runs together

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High Blood sugar after ANY type of intense exercise

Started by type1zingy. Last reply by runner2002 Mar 3. 2 Replies

Hello This is my first post, and I am doing so because I am very confused. I run 2-3 times a week for about an hour (between 10-12km), as well as preform interval workouts, lift weights, and do…Continue

races and keeping track of bg

Started by pancreaswanted. Last reply by pancreaswanted Dec 1, 2014. 3 Replies

hi, ive got questions for people who run longer distances. i put this on the regular forum and it turned into a conversation with no relevance to my questions, so im posting here hoping ill get some…Continue

How do you keep track of all your gadgets?!

Started by Kelsie. Last reply by jen627 Nov 12, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello, all!I'm quite a novice runner, I probably just run a mile or two a couple of times a week, but considering that I've hated running my entire life, I feel that this is an accomplishment! :)My…Continue

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

Started by Mars. Last reply by Kim Oct 14, 2014. 6 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 Mo27 on October 5, 2014 at 6:38am

It worked! I ate oatmeal and some sour pumpkins before my run. Fun size snickers about 25 minutes into the run, then a fruit strip, then 3 more sour pumpkins, then 3 more. Maintained BG/sensor glucose level of 168-132 the entire time...and I made 8.6 miles. BOOYAH!

Comment by DEA on October 4, 2014 at 10:46am

Mo27: A couple of things -- If you are using a pump, try not to take any boluses prior to running. I find that the exercise makes me a bit more sensitive to insulin, so the effect from boluses are more sizable than usual. Again, if using a pump, you may want to do a temporary bolus reduction an hour or so before running. This should keep the peak insulin effect out of your run for your full bolus dosage, if that makes sense. Also, yas you're building mileage, if you are not doing it already, you might try run/walk intervals. Those keep me from bottoming out on longer runs more than just about anything else. A 30-second walk in between running segments (I've done everything from 30 seconds of running to 5 minutes of running) can really help. Good luck, and congratulations on setting a new longest distance record.

Comment by Mo27 on October 4, 2014 at 9:12am

Just made my longest distance ever today at 7.6 miles. Truly disappointed because I had the energy and drive and I'd hit my stride early...I wanted to go for 8.5 miles...and could have if my blood sugar didn't bottom out at the end. I had 2 fruit strips which I thought was sufficient CHO (22 grams) but I still tanked. Any advice on fueling during a run so I can build my mileage? Hoping for my first half marathon in the spring.

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 Mars 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!!!


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