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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 Dane on May 20, 2012 at 1:32pm
Sunny T...I do fine in halves with cliff blocks and running with my pump at 50% for my first full in October. I hope someone has some additional insight around BS control at the longer distance.
Comment by Sunny T on April 16, 2012 at 8:54pm

Hi everyone,

I was recently diagnosed type 1(in January) prior to that I had already run 7 marathons. I am doing my 8th marathon in 5 weeks and it will be my first as a diabetic. The training has gone quite well and I have completed a few halfs all with PR's since being diagnosed, but the full marathon is always a bigger challenge. I am getting better with the carb control and learning how much I need to sustain energy without blowing my bs through the roof, but I am curious what others use for pre-marathon carb loading?

Comment by Mari on February 16, 2012 at 6:35am

hello type1 runners! this is a (first time)half marathon race report written by Megan (t1 for 4 years)With expert comments and tips from a sports dietitian/diabetes coach! Enjoy!

Comment by dirtydog61 on February 13, 2012 at 4:35am

I have found that starting with hill training first, and then working into the speed interval training works well. The hill work doesn't have to be fast, just 30-45 second ups and downs. Even just hiking steep hills will help you improve dramatically, good luck!

Comment by dirtydog61 on February 13, 2012 at 4:32am

Comment by knittykat on February 11, 2012 at 4:07am

25 years old, t1 for 1.5 yrs. I want to gt back into running but I've been too afraid of having even worse blood sugar control. I eat very low carb (as I also can't eat gluten, and for some reason most grains/flours/etc. make my I:C ratio go from ~1:12 to like 1:8 or so.) I basically want to get into shape by doing interval running 2-3x a week for a few weeks, and gradually adding in more easy runs without walking. Does anyone have any advice for interval training?

Comment by dirtydog61 on February 10, 2012 at 5:54am

Hello everyone, I am a 50 year old T1 training for my next marathon, I have found that I have to reduce my basal rate +/-15%, and then test more often as my training involves a hard day/ easy day regimen (the old body just doesn't recover like it used to!) I was wondering if anyone had any experience with GTF Chromium supplements. My congrats to all dedicated runners out there!

Comment by Kathleen Jacobs on January 31, 2012 at 5:57pm

I ran (jogged) my very first 5K on Saturday. Finished in 39:44. I am soooo excited. I don't think I have run that much in my entire life...but I have to say this running thing is pretty neat.

Comment by Adrienne on September 9, 2011 at 11:54am
I am currently training for my first half marathon in March 2012. I have an animas ping and am curious about all you experienced marathoners out there who take your pump off during the marathon. Details! :)
Comment by IMVic on August 9, 2011 at 9:13am
4 full marathons, same number of halfs, 1 full Ironman, and another coming up in Oct. Looking at Runner1021's comment below, if last bolus was at 1p and your run started at 3p - might want to consider dropping the lunch bolus to 50% (realizing that your post is several months old, perhaps you've tried). For Mike L. - agree, basal, insulin on-board, exertion all play into what happens with BG levels. I tend to load up prior to workout (40-50g carb plus bolus) so I have fuel to burn during the workout. I test during (and watch the CGM), consume similar amounts of carbs per hour but currently use a sliding scale on insulin to counter the carbs (less insulin as the workout gets longer). Also refuel after each workout and often eat (but time the bolus so that insulin has time to start working before I start eating). Good luck to all in your upcoming events - remember, if there is something you want to do - go for it and don't stop til you make it happen!

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