"Couple thoughts - I know it's hard to get from a pre-schooler (I have a non-diabetic 3 yr old), but what is her real concern (it hurts, I think it's going to hurt, I don't like the lump, etc.) Talk to her as you're putting the…"
"If you were having a good taper week you'd feel "off" as well for a few days. See you feel in a couple days. Lots of liquids. Critical to make sure BGs aren't out of whack the last couple days prior to the race. Good luck!"
"1). I've used Hammer as well - primary reason no GI problems on long runs. Generation UCAN also has a product that I've used - keeps BGs very stable, though I've used more on longer rides than running. Tend to prefer using what I know…"
"you may want to check in with the folks at Insulindependence - many of them surf and can provide info on what has worked best for them - pretty sure some had done trials with the Tandem before it was released - they meet third Saturday of every…"
"Good luck - and enjoy the half! I use the "pattern" function on my pump - and have set different patterns for different levels of exercise duration (intensity factored in as well). As I taper off, I increase daily basal insulin rate via…"
"Congrats on the accomplishment - keep after it! Sometimes having a motivator (friend you run with, race you want to complete) in a visible place can help. Consider trying dynamic stretching prior to the workout (google it - and you'll find…"
"Had to go through the process 3 times before I was approved - and I had a similar reaction when I was rejected by the insurance company (very similar reasoning was provided). I have several friends who had similar experiences as well (at least 1, if…"
"If you get an Amphipod it also has an option for a pouch that will hold a meter, lancer and strips - and still have room for other "stuff". I do use one occasionally on longer training runs where I want to carry water with me. The Amphipod…"
"You may want to check Missy Foy's website (though not geared toward a half - she does have some tips on training and her race day diabetes strategy), plus some of your local "IN" crowd should be able to provide some insight (Nate…"
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