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At 5:03pm on November 7, 2012, jrtpup said…

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At 3:52am on March 5, 2012, acidrock23 said…

LOL, no apologies necessary! There's lots of "cluey" people around but I appreciate your question. Another good place to ask would be a thread on the main forum, I think there's a "Running" thread on the main page (link).

My usual "race day" plan is to eat a couple of hours before the start time so most of the insulin is "done". One notion if you are eating closer to "fuel" a long race is to "cut" the insulin, there's a chart in "Think Like a Pancreas" that I have seen online but can't find so I took a pic of it. Basically, you figure out how long and what intensity you are going to "go" (there's charts for intensity of various activities too...) and cut the bolus by a certain amount. I prefer to eat early and let the insulin run it's course and make a "showtime" carb adjustment by eating something if I'm a shade low. I was bonkers w/ adrenaline for the last race so it didn't matter? I am still not sure about a triathlon though as swimming kills my BG both of the times I've gone swimming recently. I bolused during a 1/2 marathon once, as I had wierd pre-race scenario (toast didn't seem to have worked so I chased it w/ OJ and it'd run up to 190 by a mile into the race...) so I took 1/3 of the rx'ed bolus amt and it worked great. I think a little insulin goes a long way but will really help your energy? This would be a good "thread" for the message board as there's lots of people who would toss out ideas. Think Like a Pancreas has been my guide for a lot of this although I think that their recommendations for pre-race carb loading/ substitution are a bit heavy? Maybe not as I drink gatorade during most longer races. Sherri Colberg has a book "Diabetic Athlete's Guidebook" or something like that. It's pretty informative but sort of shies away from saying "do this" and instead has some of the general chemistry stuff about how you do, in fact, need some insulin cooking away to perform and then a bunch of anecdotes from various athletes. Good read but TLAP is what I'd recommend for a good primer. He has stuff like "the day after I play full-court basketball, I have to adjust my basal rate down by 50%, not half-court, just full-court..."

At 4:59pm on February 17, 2012, Donna H said…

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At 5:51pm on February 14, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Timmy. Your diagnosis date was only a month....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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:50pm on February 14, 2012, Marie B said…

hi timmy, I see you just got the news. let me know if you have any questions here, I can help you if you are looking for anything specific.

At 11:31am on February 14, 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 9:52am on February 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 9:03am on February 14, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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