John Sangdahl
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John Sangdahl commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"I did my first century of the season. 18.6mph ave. I was happy with that."
May 19, 2013
John Sangdahl commented on Sara's group 'Athletic Diabetics'
"Birdy that has happened to me on long bike rides sometimes, Like an hour after I have done a fast 50 mile ride. You need to fine tune your basal rate. That is hard to do. Too many variables!!!!!"
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John Sangdahl commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"Finished the Pan Ohio Ride of Hope Cleveland to Cincinnati. "
Jul 30, 2012
John Sangdahl commented on Mike Campana's group 'Cycling Diabetics'
"I am doing the Pan Ohio Ride of Hope this weekend. It is a ride that goes from Cleveland to Cincinnati. 4 days. 342miles"
Jul 24, 2012
John Sangdahl replied to MeganB's discussion 'post workout fueling' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"I drink chocolate almond because I am vegan. I also drink accelerade but you need to cover both."
Jul 3, 2012
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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?
To learn how to deal with Diabetes
Date diagnosed
February 20, 1992
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.4 using the cgms and now a vegetarian.
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?

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At 3:49am on June 12, 2012, Parrformance said…

Gotta say, I am a little jealous, I grew up in Maple Heights Oh. I miss spring time in eastern Ohio. Your pace looked great on your Garmin, did you happen to decide on upgrading to the Edge 800?

At 4:53am on April 13, 2012, Mike Campana said…

Riding sounds like a plan, do you have a regular ride schedule?

At 4:01am on February 22, 2012, Robert Lucke said…

Thank you John I'll let you know how it went we have Montanabike hostel page on facebook which I will keep posted. take care, enjoying life to the fullest.

At 5:29am on January 17, 2011, Lisa said…
I do not use a pump. I had one a few years ago and was basically tramatized by it. I have thought about going back on it but just can't really get over the horrible experience that I had before!
At 4:44am on December 5, 2010, Nancy said…
Hmmm....where to begin:)
I primarily use Hammer products, but in a pinch I will use Powergels. I can find them at the grocery store which is convenient. Depending on the length of the ride I will bring either a Clifbar, pb & j sandwich, fig newtons...along with gels. Fig newtons are great!

As for supplements...yes I do take! Magnesium, B complex, multi, alpha lipoic acid and calcium. When I'm in harder training, and when $ will allow, I add COQ10. Whey protein shakes...home made:) Sometimes that's all I have time for at lunch, so I freeze them and take them to work with me. Works like a dream:) My husband does most of our cooking, so I am a lucky lady!!

I wish I had a Garmin! I have a Polar...a very, very old one at that. Maybe Santa will be good to me this year and send me a new one. The VO2 max test will fluctuate throughout training. At the peak you will have the best number...or at least try to. So don't be frustrated if you don't like your results. Just use it as a base for training. The cool thing is that is will give you your exact training zones...which is valuable.

Hope you are recovering well! Ease yourself back into it:)
At 3:21am on July 7, 2010, Joe said…
Re your question about altitude - about the only way to deal with it is to spend time at altitude. Your body builds more red blood cells, and carries more oxygen at altitude. So I live at 4500 feet - that helps. And I have lungs like two trash bags!

I have not done the Iron Horse - I intend to next year. My Dr. does it, and I want to put on a good showing.
At 3:35pm on June 7, 2010, Mike Campana said…
Hi John! Thank you for sharing!!! I did ride but only finished 40 miles of my 62 after some mechanical issues due to the wet and mud. I'm looking forward to this coming weekend!
At 7:57am on May 27, 2010, Chuck Lin said…
Keep up the great work!!!
At 6:29am on May 27, 2010, Chuck Lin said…
Back cycling?
At 6:22pm on May 26, 2010, Mike Campana said…
Hi John! Riding the tour is my plan! How about you??? I'm going to do the Championship route. I've been training for a MTB race the weekend before that consists of 100K off-road so hopefully the 100Kish on the road won't be too bad! :)



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