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Justina commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"OH MY GOD!!!! I'm running the LONDON MARATHON next year :) I just found out <3"
Jun 23
Justina commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Hello my homeboys and girls!! I'm stoked to hear all your great running experiences :) I just ran the Men's Health Urbanathlon in San Francisco. That was so fun, i totally recommend any of those races. I was able to get the new CGM enlite…"
Dec 9, 2013
Justina and Brian are now friends
Aug 19, 2013
Justina commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Hi Jerry I need to take 10 minutes off my time in order to qualify for Boston. I can definitely do it. I am going to change how I train. I'm going to try to really up how many long runs I do. Throw more 22...maybe even 24 mile runs in. I train…"
Aug 16, 2013
Justina commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"wow what a chatty bunch of boys!!! I'm kidding....kind of :) All you running/racing newbies have to listen to these vets they REALLY know what they're talking about and really give great advice! You all sound like you're working hard.…"
Aug 15, 2013
Justina and Jerry Nairn are now friends
Aug 15, 2013
Justina commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"It's so interesting to hear all the different strategies everyone has for their runs! Speaking only for myself it seems that the second I have my diabetes kind of figured out it'll do something different. My last marathon in May my blood…"
Aug 7, 2013
Justina updated their profile
Jul 29, 2013
Justina commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
" Yesterday couldn't have been more fun! I love triathlons. This was my first tri wearing my insulin pump....I'm ready for another one :)"
Jul 29, 2013
Justina commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"@Acidrock23....I've got a Triathlon on Sunday! BUT I'v been too busy to train much so it'll just be a "fun" race for me. Then I have the Men's health Urbanatholon in San Francisco and the Chicago Full Marathon. Man 1/2…"
Jul 23, 2013
Justina commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"I ran my marathon yesterday! 3:45 I'm happy with it. Blood sugar was a challenge....65 at start. I have never started a race that low, but I managed to get it back up and kept it up until mile 19 (which is all up hill until mile 22) it dropped…"
May 6, 2013
Justina commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"ok Blueyes! Test before, during, and after. I totally recommend starting to workout in a gym. It's so easy to run on a treadmill, you can have everything you need right there on it. Water, juice, food, meter.... Start slow, with your pace and…"
May 1, 2013
Justina commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Opsite Flexfix....perfect I'll buy some. Ugh ran with infusion set poked into one booty cheek yesterday....owweee terrible spot, had to take it off in the middle of the run. I'm still learning. It's been VERY interesting for me…"
Apr 30, 2013
Justina commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"ok I have a full marathon this coming Sunday!! I am so ready, training has been fantastic this year, but very cold. I recently broke down and got a pump, and I wish I would have gotten one sooner...It's fantastic. My blood sugars have been…"
Apr 29, 2013
Justina joined etta amy's group
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Jan 11, 2013
Justina commented on Justina's blog post 'What's your favorite meter and CGM?'
"Okay so I'm in the works trying to get my insurance to cover the Dexcom G4...it said it weighs only 2.4 grams. That is freaking fantastic, so easy to carry on my long runs. I'm switching my meter to the One Touch Verio...well it was free…"
Jan 11, 2013

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
help
Date diagnosed
January 15, 2006
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic

Justina's Blog

Running in the cold

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 12:07pm 0 Comments

I just finished a 8 mile run and I'm having horrible trouble with my hands going numb AFTER my run. It was only 20 outside today, but I was dressed perfect. I didn't get cold until I was back inside. I do have Raynaud's...which I hear is common for diabetics. How can I get over this freezing feeling? It's almost like my body is in shock.

What's your favorite meter and CGM?

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 2:07pm 4 Comments

My insurance was just picked up by another company and my Contour meter of course is not their "preferred" meter. They suggested one touch, now I've used one touch years ago but I can't remember how accurate it seemed. Price only matters a little to me BUT my contour is almost twice as expensive...I honestly want the BEST one.

Now my second question is I want another CGM I ran multiple races wearing my Dexcom Seven but I'm not a huge fan of it. The key here is that I do not wear an…

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Dexcom you rock my world

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 3:15pm 2 Comments

I want to hug and kiss my Dexcom CGM! I was teaching today and had a real fast random drop. OH boy I was able to have some super tasty apple juice....I have a hard time having juice unless I'm low. Dear God I love technology, I didn't even skip a beat....I don't think one person even noticed!

Marathon training

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 6:56am 5 Comments

So it's official....I've started training for my first full marathon. I've run lots of halfs, they're getting BORING! I'm meeting with my Endocrinalogist tomorrow to see what he thinks. I'm actually a little scared.....of my Dr, NOT the marathon, who knows what he's going to think. I have been spilling a lot of protein in my urine consistantly in the last 9 months so it's important to make sure my kidneys don't hate me like my stupid pancrease does. I've been feeling really amazing lately, I… Continue

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