type 1 diabetes and running

Running with Type 1 diabetes

Are you a runner? Do you have Type 1 diabetes? Share your advice, tips and lessons learned below…

Hi,

I have been a Type 1 diabetic since 1984.  I have been running fairly regularly, but recently decided I need a new challenge.  I have done half marathons with no significant problems and managed my sugar levels throughout without gu or syrups. I used regular sips of Coke and mini energy bars.

My new challenge is a full marathon.  I need advice on carbs or gu while running, without rocking my blood sugars too much.  I am not on a pump, which I suppose makes it slightly more challenging.

Anyone who has done this before and can offer advice?

Much appreciated!

– Charlene

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