"The dropoff around the 7-mile mark is pretty consistent. One other thing I forgot to mention is that my digestive system pretty much shuts down while running, so if I do ingest anything more complex than Honey Stingers, it isn't going to hit my…"
"I get pretty spiky with pre-race jitters or adrenaline, although not up to the 400s. I try to eat 2+ hours before the run, depending on what time I get up (sometimes jitters will get me up early, which is sort of handy...) to give myself time to get…"
"Thanks DEA! I am a former pumper, have been back on MDI for 2.5 years now. I split my Levemir dose and took my normal dose the night before the race since it was so short. I usually do this for every run shorter than 16-17 miles.
Do you find that…"
Nothing that severe, but I did run a 10K that sent me on a steep gain about 20 minutes after I was done. I chalk it up to your body continuing to raid your glycogen stores as your muscles stop burning fuel because you're done…"
"Hey guys....long time DOC member here, new TuD poster :) Found this group at the suggestion of Mike/acidrock. I'd love to hear from any of you about your experience with BGs going high during a race. My marathon/long run BGs are fine, but for…"
"Congrats, Stephen. I share your pain, did the MCM on 10/25/13 and at about mile 20, my legs felt like weights. Continued the last 6 miles at a run/walk to finish in 4:48. Disappointed by the breakdown, was using chocalet 9 as a gel and had some…"
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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