Type 1 Runners

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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 type3mom on August 7, 2012 at 7:09am

My 6 yr old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 nearly 2 years ago. She has recently starting running in 1 mile races for kids. She loves getting out first thing in the morning with her dad to run. I'm so happy that she is starting such a healthy activity at such a young age.

Comment by barbraann on July 28, 2012 at 4:14pm

You go!!!!
Type 1 35 years and started running at 50 years of age. I love running (can't believe I'm saying this) but have problems outdoors, the longest has only been 8k's. I also have problems in the heat. The 8k is in Nov. in Chicago so heat is never a problem! :)
I have problems keeping my BS up. I am on a pump and turn it off but it really depends on where it's at when I start. I always seem to go really low when I run at the club. The last 8k I went really high, I think I over compensated and went high.

Comment by 1Run on July 28, 2012 at 3:36pm

Just thought I'd share my story here. I was diagnosed with type 1 in 1977 at age 3. Now I'm 38 and I'm running across the United States. I'll be the first insulin-dependent diabetic to do this. Along the way, I'm meeting diabetic communities at children's diabetic camps, hospitals, grocery stores, city parks, and even bars. My hope is that I'll inspire other diabetics to take ownership in their health and to show recently diagnosed diabetics that this isn't the end of the world. Because of the volume of my running, I'm down to a quarter (down 75%) of the insulin I once needed. If you live along my route (Denver - Omaha - Chicago - Ft. Wayne - Pittsbourgh - Trenton - NYC), I'd love to connect with you! Visit for my blog, videos, and an events calendar

Comment by mspencer6480 on July 9, 2012 at 5:26am
Ran 12 miles last night. It was a nice easy pace, except for the last 1.5 miles. I couldn't get my legs to run. They were a little cramped, but not really. I had consumed 16oz of water, a bottle of gatorade, and a couple squirts of honey and my legs just stopped. That's never happened to me and I didn't expect it for 12 a miler. How the heck will I survive a marathon if I can't get through a half comfortably?
Comment by acidrock23 on July 2, 2012 at 7:25pm

Wow! That's blazing! Great run!

Comment by Michael Chappell on July 2, 2012 at 5:41pm

Just ran my fastest 5k ever in sweltering summer heat in NC! 19:04 almost got sub 19:00 (:

Comment by Maycri on May 28, 2012 at 8:33pm

I did it!! I ran my first 5K :) I sucked really bad cause I couldn't run it all the way, so I focused on jogging for as long as I could and walking until I had energy to jog again back and forth. So it took me 46 mins... Also I had to stop at the diabetes tent because my hands were SO swollen I couldn't test myself :/ Is that normal? Do your hands swell up to the point you cannot even bend your fingers? I was so scared I was going to explode!

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!


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