"Welcome, Mandy. I agree 100% with Joe_h on the running shop recommendation. Most good stores will be able to put you on a treadmill, analyze your gait, and put you in a shoe that will work for you. Plan on replacing shoes every 300-500 miles or so.…"
"Hi Joe! Thanks so much for getting back to me. That was what I was orgianlly going to do, check out a good runners shop. Thanks for the runners world link! I am going to check that out as well! Thanks so much!!! I will. So excited!!!! :-)"
"hi mandy! might want to go to a good running shop to see what shoe works best with your foot. everyone is different and a good shop will help determine the right shoe for you (and not directly to the $150 shoes) runnersworld has a program that can…"
"Hi All- I am new to the group and to this website. I am about running my first 5k this May ( which will be easy for me) and then trying a half marathon in the fall. Does anyone have any good sneaker recommendations? Or brands that they like…"
"MAS, must have been the site or the sensor. With the watch on the other wrist it stayed connected a little longer about 10 minutes into the run before dropping instead of as soon as I started. I've since changed sensors and had no problems with…"
i wouldn't call myself quite a runner-- i'm really slow! but it's been strangely rewarding to train for this half marathon-- it's the applefest in hollis, nh! tomorrow i run 12, and then i am basically going to taper down until the big day!
it's nice to meet someone else who was recently diagnosed... i have just celebrated my 2nd diabetes birthday! it's been quite the learning curve. how are you doing? your a1c is awesome... if only mine could get into the 5s!
I can't believe you were diagnosed in Jan and your A1C is already 5..... what was it at diagnosis? Mine was over 12 and it took several months to get below 7. Sorry about your dad. I think it must be a completely different experience to be diagnosed in 07 - my endo is already talking about a pump running off of a continuous blood glucose monitor. I only know one other diabetic (acquaintance, really) and it is strange - but this site helps a lot.
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