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Looking to exercise in Anchorage

Started this discussion. Last reply by miketosh Jul 13, 2011. 2 Replies


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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
Connecting to others
Date diagnosed
March 7, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.3 (1/28/2013)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed's Paradigm 522 (With Realtime Sensor for CGM)
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Garmin: http://connect.garmin.com/profile/miketosh
Strava: http://www.strava.com/athletes/1117421

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miketosh replied to Jennifer's discussion 'Swimming and Feeling Low' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"Being on a pump, I usually start with a 150-180, then stop the pump about 30-60 minutes before jumping in."
Oct 8, 2014
Joe_h and miketosh are now friends
Jul 10, 2014
miketosh replied to Cate's discussion 'Drinking cocktails with Type 1' in the group Young Adults with Diabetes
"Alcohol slows my metabolism so carbs won't be broken down as quickly, but most cocktails will be made with lots of carbohydrates. So basically, if I'm drinking, I'll need to take more insulin, but not all at once. If you are on a…"
Jul 8, 2014
miketosh commented on Sara's group 'Athletic Diabetics'
"WOW! I went to High School with him. If I had only known it was him, I could have kept him company for a clip. He got burnt to a crisp on his shoulder blades. I'll have to see if I can dig up his email address."
Jul 1, 2014
miketosh commented on Anne Findlay's group 'Triabetes'
"Any good races completed recently? Not me."
Jul 1, 2014
miketosh commented on Sara's group 'Athletic Diabetics'
"Saw someone wearing a Team Novo Nordisk outfit, with a Ping and a Dexcom G4, competing at the Challenge AC Ironman this past weekend. Was volunteering at a run aid station and wanted to make sure he was ok, but wasn't able to get to him to ask…"
Jul 1, 2014
miketosh replied to Joe_h's discussion 'Challenge Family Atlantic City Iron Distance Race relay?' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"Was just asked to bike in a relay, a guy broke his foot, although I already signed up for two of the volunteer sessions. Not really ready to 112 mile bike, but if I don't try to finish it in 5 hours, I should be able to finish it, haha!"
Jun 25, 2014
miketosh commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"Woops, context. I mean T1 practice as Swim to Bike, not T1 practice as in injecting insulin. haha! Just in case anyone wondered why a 20year T1D would need a specific "practice" :-)"
Jun 6, 2014

Miketosh's Blog

BG 508! I should have switched infusion set models by now.

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 6:53am 4 Comments

I'm a broken record. I need to get off these unreliable Quicksets. Tried out the Silhouettes and they had worked perfectly. Was waiting on the auto-reorder to fill them next month.

While waiting, I had gotten two Quicksets in a row that worked well. Then I got two that didn't. The first had inconsistent pressure and would pass insulin through only after pressure built. The second had a bent cannula that wouldn't pass ANY insulin. The No Delivery alarm only came on after the pressure…


New Pump & CGM?

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:31am 4 Comments

All of my complaints of the Paradigm 522 appear to be resolved in the new Paradigm Revel. Due to the structure of my medical plan, I haven't given in to the idea of upgrading though. Until now. I charged the CGM Transmitter for 12 hours overnight, and it worked for about an hour this morning getting ready to start providing readings, but now, 4 hours later, I'm unable to get a signal out of the darn thing.

It (the CGM transmitter) is 4 years old, has a big ol' crack in it, and is…


A1C on the pump

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 6:55am 2 Comments

A1C readings came back with a 6.3. Having a CGM, a 6.3 feels quite mediocre, although getting a 6.3 before would have felt like ultimate victory. Amazing how this little device changes your perspective so much.

Since getting the CGM, I haven't had an A1C over 7, although I've also been very active the whole time. I guess it is time to start buckling down and aiming for the elusive 5's. That means I have to be less reactive and even more proactive with sugar control. Some days I can…


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At 7:25am on October 15, 2013, Bradford said…

I enjoy cycling the most too! I am coming off of training for IM Canada (late August) so lately I've just been riding a little bit and focusing more on running for some local 5ks. But in general, I definitely enjoy the bike more.

This year I did a few local sprints but my main focus was IM Canada. I am definitely not an 8 hour guy though! I did 11:36 which was a PR for me by over an hour. Very happy with those results, especially considering the mountainous course in Whistler, BC.
Next season I will be focusing on shorter stuff again (sprint/oly tris) as well as a lot more time trials. They're like the best of both worlds--I get to ride my bike hard and fast and don't have to swim before or run afterwards. Ha!

I know the store has cycling gear (bibs/jerseys/jackets/vests) right now...perhaps by the spring they'll have tri stuff up? I'm not sure on that one though. In any case, the kits are made by Nalini (italian gear, so runs 1 size smaller than normal) and they are super comfy. Definitely check'em out as you start putting in the miles in the spring!

And YES definitely get some use out of your USAT membership!

At 6:52pm on October 14, 2013, Bradford said…

Hey Mike!
Yes I'm a member of the TNN triathlon team. It means I am provided with the kit and some help to get to races, and in return I am a representative for them where I do speaking outreach and advocacy events. It does not come with a salary at all, but that doesn't mean they don't still want elite tri expectations :) So I have a coach and I train hard for my races.
They do sell our kits on the site though, so if you're interested in getting one you most definitely could!

What's your favorite aspect of the sport (or which one is your strongest?)? Do you mostly ride and just do the swimmoing/running thing b/c you have to, or do you like one of the other sports better?

At 4:05pm on September 2, 2011, 870allamerican said…
I saw NJ but a lot of people move around. I'm planted in CT until I retire. Moving to SC when i retire where my daugther is. She was dx'd in 2006 at the age of 23. I'm more sad about that than my problem.
At 4:02pm on September 2, 2011, 870allamerican said…
Hey Mikrtosh, I'm an old timer at this. If you have any questions ask away. Glad to see your A1C is great. Where are you from?
At 7:24pm on August 8, 2010, KiwiRox said…
Thank you for the support, Mike. Just was notified of your generous donation! Let me know when you are riding, and will of course support you all the way. It's been a great last few days, as my shortfall has gone from $1000 to $650! Hope all is well. I'm just waiting for my new Revel.
At 4:46pm on September 15, 2009, KiwiRox said…
Saw that you do the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes and was just wondering which ones you have done. I did 3 in Death Valley and one in Montana. Couldn't do it the past couple of years since I went back to school, but love to see that people are still riding.
At 10:21am on August 25, 2009, Greg said…
Good work - always good to leave room for improvement! Congratulations on finishing. My post-swim transition time would probably include the time it took the rescuers to row me back to shore in the raft.
At 2:59pm on August 24, 2009, Greg said…
How was the tri??
At 8:25pm on January 22, 2009, Sweeter Cherise said…

Hello and Welcome to TuD! We are glad you joined us. We have cycle group in the community. Make yourself at home.



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