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JeM replied to mspencer6480's discussion 'post-run' in the group Type 1 Runners
"Yes, running specifically has that affect on me. I go back and forth from shots to the pump, right now I have to decrease my night Levemir on days I run, no matter what time I run. Even if I have a small snack before bed. Sometimes it's 12…"
Nov 22, 2012
tonilynn20 replied to mspencer6480's discussion 'post-run' in the group Type 1 Runners
"I'm having a hard time with this too. Did you figure anything out? I'm noticing lows 12-16 hours after a run. Considering setting a temp basal rate."
Sep 30, 2012
Dane replied to mspencer6480's discussion 'how is the running?' in the group Type 1 Runners
"Sounds awesome on envy front! Congrats on the sub two!"
Aug 30, 2012
Stephen Meo replied to mspencer6480's discussion 'how is the running?' in the group Type 1 Runners
"Great job!"
Aug 30, 2012
mspencer6480 replied to VaMike's discussion 'Just starting to run after diagnosis' in the group Type 1 Runners
"VaMike, How is the training going? Have you gotten in a half marathon? Have you been able to manage your BG while training? Have you switched to a pump? I run with a pump and can only comment on how that works...which it works well for me. Good…"
Aug 30, 2012
mspencer6480 added a discussion to the group Type 1 Runners

how is the running?

Sunday I ran my second half marathon near Columbus. Used it as a training run and felt great. 1:58:41 was my chip time. My pre-run BG was 190 and post-run was 75. I sipped gatorade and water throughout the race and also reduces my pump basal to 30%. Only about 6 more weeks until Columbus Marathon. Is anyone else running in Columbus on Oct 21? Keep running. Keep sharing. CUEUPU.
Aug 30, 2012
mspencer6480 posted a status
"Ran a 51:16 10k yesterday (pr). Running 14 today for training. Stay cool!!"
Jul 22, 2012
mspencer6480 commented on Jon Strishak's group 'Type 1 Runners'
"Ran 12 miles last night. It was a nice easy pace, except for the last 1.5 miles. I couldn't get my legs to run. They were a little cramped, but not really. I had consumed 16oz of water, a bottle of gatorade, and a couple squirts of honey and my…"
Jul 9, 2012
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Jul 4, 2012
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Jul 3, 2012
mspencer6480 posted a status
"So mad I missed my run today...will make up the miles tomorrow. Happy Fourth of July to all. Stay hydrated my friends."
Jul 3, 2012
acidrock23 replied to mspencer6480's discussion 'new runner' in the group Type 1 Runners
"LOL at all the questions! I have the clip for my (Medtronic) pump and it clips to the belt. I use b/g for maintenance to avoid lows but bring two bags, just in case. I try to keep my BG pretty flat most of the time and probably have smaller servings…"
Jul 3, 2012
mspencer6480 replied to mspencer6480's discussion 'new runner' in the group Type 1 Runners
"Thanks for the detailed response. How does your pump hook onto the belt? Is it attached to a holder with a clip? Also, I eat honey when I run longer than 5 miles, but am looking for something more efficient. Do you use jellybeans for bg maintenance?…"
Jul 2, 2012
acidrock23 replied to mspencer6480's discussion 'new runner' in the group Type 1 Runners
"I've been running for a few years now and Jerry Nairn, another member, recommended "Race Ready" shorts. They have mesh pocket in the center of the rear that will hold a OneTouchUltraMini and are awesome for that. They have a couple of…"
Jul 1, 2012
mspencer6480 replied to mspencer6480's discussion 'new runner' in the group Type 1 Runners
"Since my original post in January, I have made some adjustments. I have been carrying a sports pack (similar to a fannypack, but holds two waters, one on each side). In the pack I carry pump, phone (for music and emergency) and honey which I use for…"
Jul 1, 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?
tips for running and successfully managing my diabetes
Date diagnosed
November 1, 1996
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
medtronic minimed

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At 1:15pm on January 29, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 11:26am on January 29, 2012, catlover said…

Hi msspencer- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 11:12am on January 29, 2012, Red_T1 said…

Hi mspencer,

I have some co-workers in Port Clinton. I'm in Toledo. Welcome to the site!

At 5:25am on January 29, 2012, 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 4:54am on January 29, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful fa,ily. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!

At 9:19pm on January 28, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home mspencer...
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.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 6:42pm on January 28, 2012, Doris D said…

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