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Ultra running with t1d

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Julian Brand, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Julian Brand

    Julian Brand · Newbie

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    Hi, I’ve just decided to go for the challenge of a 53 mile ultra race but I am really nervous about how to manage my diabetes during training and the race. I can just about wing it for a marathon but I know I can’t for these longer events. First thing, I need to start using a CGM so any advice on that? Then I would really appreciate tips from anyone that has experience ie what do you eat before, during and after, do you in inject on the run? I really don’t know much so all advice very greatly received. Julian ps if you want to run Race to the Tower with me you would be very welcome indeed
     
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  2. Julian Brand

    Julian Brand · Newbie

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    Ps I’m also completely new to this app and forum so tips on that too would be great and if I breach any etiquette, I didn’t meant to, I’m just a new kid on the block
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Julian, I'm not suggesting you would necessarily want to mimic Ian Lake's T1 management style, but this sure as heck makes a decent read: http://type1keto.com/
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    great minds...
     
  6. SarahFD

    SarahFD · Newbie

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    A group of people with type 1 diabetes did lakes in a day last year, if you Google 'lakes in a day type 1 diabetes' you should find a page with a link to the write up of their experiences.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Good luck and I wish you all the very best :)
     
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    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm also running my first Ultra this year, thank you for linking to this. Seems like a good read.
     
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    Bon83 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done on the marathon whinging - I'm attempting marathon this year eeek. So should steal your tips- I can whing it for a half at the moment. One thing I'm learning is the terrain makes a big difference. A steep hill with max exersion will cause a raise in bg - but long and steady creates more of a steady burn of carb/sugar
     
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