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Triathlon Training

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Jul 7, 2013. 6 Replies

I have started training for a Mini-Tri next April. 200 yd swim, 5 mile bike and 1 mile run. I am T1 pumper,diagnosed 2years ago, 45 yrs old. No, I never had any form of Diabetes prior and no family…Continue


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A group for those interested in triathlon and diabetes. Also for those interested in following the Triabetes documentary, exercise research and team development for 2008 and beyond.See More
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Jul 7, 2013
acidrock23 replied to jujube's discussion 'Triathlon Training'
"I think it's great that your trying to do a triathlon! I was in the same boat in 2004, realized I needed to do things and started walking and have kept at it. One thing about these that always intimidates me (plus I've been training for…"
Jul 7, 2013
Marie B replied to jujube's discussion 'Triathlon Training'
"please join our tri group http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/triabetes"
Jul 7, 2013
jujube replied to jujube's discussion 'Triathlon Training'
"Thanks for minimizing what I am attempting to do. I am 47 yrs old and I have never been a very athletic person. It's nice that the community I belong to has members that would say "that's not far at all." You don't know me…"
Jul 5, 2013
Leah replied to jujube's discussion 'Triathlon Training'
"Wow, that's not too far at all. You shouldn't have too much of a problem for this, it's not horribly prolonged. I may be biased, considering I'm a distance runner. A general rule of thumb for any sort of exercise for any human is…"
Jul 5, 2013
jujube replied to Denise's discussion 'What triggered your Type 1?'
"I woke up after a 3 day DKA coma age 45. My A1c 6mons prior was 4.8. I had a hx of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 25yrs earlier. A year prior to having T1 diagnosis I had an asthma attack. Never had asthma but I was sent to an allergist. I had…"
Jul 3, 2013
timmy replied to jujube's discussion 'Triathlon Training'
"april 2014? wow lots of time to train! Ok, first thing, dont worry about any form of speed work like intervals etc until january. All you want to do now is build your base. You need to be able to cover the distance (plus some). For example, you…"
Jul 1, 2013
acidrock23 replied to jujube's discussion 'Triathlon Training'
"If you're going low in the evening when you're fasting, I'd cut your basal down a shade, maybe 10%, and see what happens. If it's after your meal, I'd adjust your carb/ insulin ratio maybe the same amount, turning it down.…"
Jul 1, 2013
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Triathlon Training

I have started training for a Mini-Tri next April. 200 yd swim, 5 mile bike and 1 mile run. I am T1 pumper,diagnosed 2years ago, 45 yrs old. No, I never had any form of Diabetes prior and no family history. Started walking because the doctor told me I had to. After doing 5miles and 20min stationary bike daily I decided why not do a Tri. I welcome any tips and suggestions. I seem to be having crazy lows in the evening. I am not sure of the correct carbs to eat prior to work outs. I have a…See More
Jul 1, 2013
jujube commented on NiceDiabetes's blog post 'I owned a dog with diabetes once'
"Wow, I always meet the people who had the diabetic cats..LOL"
Mar 4, 2013
jujube replied to Bill's discussion 'Battery problems' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have the paradigm mini and my pump only uses energizer batteries. If I use Duracell then I get battery failure messages. So, I only use energizers AAA"
Mar 4, 2013
jujube replied to Negg's discussion 'emergency instructions'
"I actually got a little bag from target last year. It's a little red cooler bag with a white cross on it. In it, I have glucose tabs, Cake Icing(Yes, that is the easiest thing to squeeze between your cheek and gum and will dissolve very quickly…"
Sep 7, 2012
jujube replied to Timothy's discussion 'What virus caused T1 in you ?'
"Hashimoto's is actually hyperthyroid and usually diagnosed after the storm when a patient is hypo. In my case, I was diagnosed during the storm and started on meds for hyperthyroid.. You have to rememeber 20 yrs ago, there probably wasn't…"
Sep 6, 2012
jujube replied to Laura's discussion 'Information in the Differences and Similarities in T1 and T2 Diabetes'
"Wow, I am T1 pumper diagnosed a year ago after a 3 day DKA coma at the age of 44..Never had any Diabetes in the family and was a very active person with an A1C 4.9 8 mons prior to the coma. My hubby is a T2- oral hypoglycemic control. When first…"
Sep 6, 2012
jujube replied to Timothy's discussion 'What virus caused T1 in you ?'
"Mine was Hashimoto's Thyroiditis!! Diagnosed with that 20 yrs ago and was told only 1% can become T1..Well, 24 yrs later I got that T1 diagnosis...My A1c was 4.9 8months prior to my diabetic coma and an a1C of 13.0"
Sep 6, 2012

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July 24, 2011
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7.0 as of Sept 7, 2011---started at 13.0 July 24,2011
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Square wave

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 7:25pm 5 Comments

Can anyone explain square wave and how it works. I can't understand it. I dual wave fine but my doctor said I should square 25% at 2hrs. If anyone can help me with this, it would be great..

Easier to be diagnosed young or older???

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 11:12am 12 Comments

So, I read the blogs about having a Diabetes free day and the comments stirred another burning question I have..What is easier?? Being a T1 as a child or living more than 1/2 a life and then becoming a T1. I was recently diagnosed at 45 and I miss my old life. Everyone says you can do everything and eat everything just the same BUT it is not true!! I used to spend hours at the beach swimming, reading, relaxing, drinking pina coladas etc....Now, I am lucky to get an hour…


How do you count salad???????

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 8:56pm 4 Comments

I used to eat a lot of salad, especially for lunch. Since entering the world of Diabetes, I really don't eat it. Well, I have a small salad at dinner. I only use balsalmic vinegar on my salad. But, I would put tomatoes, green peppers, onions (red of course), cucumbers and carrots, sunflower seeds and feta cheese. So, now, I have no idea what the carb content would be. Do I need to count each individual veggie? I do eat chicken taco salads and carb it at 52gms which seems to work BUT that is…


Doxycycline and hypoglycemia

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 12:46pm 8 Comments

So, out of the blue, the rash I have on my leg is not a rash but a staph infection. I guess I got it from shaving. Anyhow, the doctor started me on Doxycycline and Bactroban dressing changes three times a day. The pharmacist told me that antibiotics cause hypoglycemia..Does anyone have any info or tips on this?? My sugars thus far have been doing great..

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At 6:17pm on September 23, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 7:41pm on September 19, 2011, Doris D said…
Hey Jujube I saw where u commented back to urself on ur page. Can I tell u a trick??? Here goes anyway..................If u just hit the "comment back" bar under our comments it will take you straight to our pages where we will read ur comment to us. If you hit our pics that wil take u to our pages too but to the top of our pages instead of straight to where u can comment straight back to us, You will have to scroll down to comment. And after u get the pump itt Will alarm for u at night. I've done this for 38 years now and it's become 2nd nature to me now.
At 7:05pm on September 19, 2011, jujube said…
Thank you everyone...This is probably been the biggest roller coaster of my life and I guess I am never getting off. I guess I just want to know how do you ever keep up?? Does it really get easier and become so routine that there isn't constant worry.... I finally felt like I nailed the diet and now my night time sugars started dropping...So, no sleep again....I just set my alarm through the night now...I am getting a pump Oct 24 and everyone tells me there is an alarm that will sound if you get hypo at night...I am just tired of being tired, worried and scared....Again, I thank everyone and will use this site to gain more knowledge..P>S..No more jujube's for jujube
At 4:19pm on September 19, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home jujube. Your diagnosis date was only 2 months ago...how's it all going??
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 9:41am on September 19, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 9:30am on September 19, 2011, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.
At 6:55am on September 19, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. I see you are recently DX...this is a wonderful site check the Blogs, the Forums,the Groups wonderful advice and information here. I am from St. Augustine,Fl.



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