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At 3:50am on February 27, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Jeff. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 3:48am on February 27, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEFF!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 4:14pm on February 27, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Jeff...
Best Wishes NOW...and for the rest of the year!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 4:53am on February 27, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Jeff. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 12:46am on February 27, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Jeff!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 3:10pm on February 27, 2011, Doris D said…
At 11:32am on November 6, 2010, catlover said…
Hi Jeff- Thanks for the friend invite. I love having new friends. I am sure you could add much to discussions since you have had D for 42 years. we hope you are able to participate. Your little girl is adorable.
At 6:41am on November 5, 2010, Marie B said…
oh and here's another Group you might be interested in

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/diabeticswhorunmarathons
At 6:39am on November 5, 2010, Marie B said…
hi Jeff, here is a link to a YouTube video we are trying to get people to watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkLHgK94Z0E

If we get 100,000 views by Nov 14, Roche will donate $75K to a great charity that gets insulin to kids in need all over the world. all you have to do is watch. the "actors" are all diabetics showing how diabetes will not slow them down. our founder Manny Hernandez and his wife and son are the ones on the skating rink.
At 5:51pm on November 4, 2010, catlover said…
Hi Jeff- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 12:44pm on November 4, 2010, Jerry Nairn said…
Hi, Jeff,
I always advise people to figure out what works for them. I can tell you what I do, but there are lots of ways to handle things.
I pointed you toward Missy Foy's web site, and she does things differently. And she's way faster.
My target blood sugar is always between about 100-150, but lots of things go into what I will do about my blood sugar.
If I have had my basal rate low for about an hour before the start, and no need for any large boluses before that, and my blood sugar is 120 or so right before the start, I'll go with that, and maybe eat something after 3 miles.
If it's 120, but I know I woke up at 250 and had to bolus big to bring my blood sugar down, I'll know I probably have a significant amount of active insulin and eat a gel before starting.
I know your meter has a number for active insulin, but I trust my instincts, too.
I try not to let my blood sugar go too high, and in recent years, I've become more willing to do reduced correction boluses, maybe 25-30% of what I would do if I wasn't running.
I don't believe in eating into a high blood sugar, then running it down. And I don't believe in cutting down your insulin so much that you can't eat anything without going high.
You need insulin to get maximum nutrition into your cells, even while running, maybe especially while running.
I use gels like Accel or Power Gel. I usually also carry a tube of glucose tablets, because that's a lot of carbs in a very compact package. Good for emergencies.
I haven't found that my food needs go up much toward the end of a marathon. If you think about it, they say that people experience "the wall" around 18-20 miles. That's when your glycogen is supposed to be used up, and that's most of the way through the marathon.
I have experienced something like that on long bike rides and on ultra marathons, things that last more than 5 hours.
I usually eat a gel every 5 miles or 40 minutes during a marathon or long run. Out of space in this reply. May write more later.
At 6:49pm on November 3, 2010, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community.
At 1:56pm on November 3, 2010, Anne Findlay said…
congrats on your half marathon! that is fantastic. how did it go for you diabetes-wise?
At 1:38pm on November 3, 2010, Marie B said…
hi Jeff, welcome! you might want to join this Group

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/athleticdiabetics

don't forget to watch the You Tube video on the Main Page. let me know if you have any questions. great to have another long time type 1 join.

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