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