"Congrats Super_sally! That's very impressive! Sounds like you were fighting some lows, but overall excellent numbers during your ride. Good luck with your Oly in June. I have my first sprint tri coming up in 3 weeks and I'm stoked."
"Not so impressive, but I joined an olympic tri yesterday as the biker (6 years and 2 babies since my last tri). I will be doing a full olypic in June. And climbing kota kinabalu in May. I am probably LADA/honeymooning. I took no insulin in the…"
Blood sugar was 87 when I finished, so no low BS duriing race. May have been just a tad high when I started, which contributed some to the cramps I felt in the last mile. Overall, it was good, but I wished I had finished the race stronger.
I'm sending you this message because I see you listed as living in the East Bay. I'm planning on starting a weekly Diabetes Support Group which will be open to all Types, all ages. The purpose will be to create a safe place to share the feelings, thoughts, hopes and fears we all go through as well as share insight and strength for managing our diabetes. It will be in an informal setting and the fee nominal.
My qualifications for facilitating this group are that I am a retired Counselor with over 25 years experience doing groups. I just returned from living for two years in Guatemala and currently teach Psychology online for a Community College.
Perhaps even more important I was misdiagnosed as Type 2 diabetic two years ago; did fine on oral meds for awhile and then my numbers started to climb. After a lot of research and a lot of talking to others I realized I was LADA/1.5 and am now stable on a basal/bolus insulin regimen. Through this experience I went through the anxiety, fear and sense of being overwhelmed by diabetes. Today I live with this disease on a daily basis with both full recognition of how it affects everything in my life and a commitment to living a full rich life outside of Diabetes.
Please contact me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in a support group.
Hi Anne, I have gotten a wild hair and am interested in doing a triathalon. Do you know if there are any Triabetes people near Birmingham, AL? I have a lot of training to do but I have run a marathon pre-diabetes. Does triabetes accept people of all fitness levels? I think I can do it, I just need to train a lot. thanks!
I work as a surgeon (plastic and reconstructive) at K SFO. Ive been with Kaiser now for about 12 1/2 years.
Curious as to which pump you are using and whether you use a cgms especially for your triathalons
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