I've gotten a lot of helpful hints from a book, "Diabetic Athlete's Handbook" by Sheri Colberg, www.amazon.com/Diabetic-Athletes-Handbook-
she does a lot of explaining WHY our bodies react the way they do, which at least for me is a big help! Understanding whats happening makes it a lot easier for me to figure out how to counter-act, although I'm not sure how relevant some of her discussion would be to a low-carb diet.
Yes, a low-carb diet can be used to run a marathon, and there are some things you can do to help negate blood-sugar issues without having to chug carbs constantly, but not very many people easily lose weight while training for a marathon, and I know one of the common topics in some of the long-distance running teams is that people are frustrated/concerned because they aren't losing weight, and Runner's World often has articles about food nutrition and they regularly point out that weight loss is not necessarily a reasonable concurrent goal. I don't think that means that you can't pull it off, but based on what I know and have experienced (4 years of training and 2 marathons), you've certainly picked a tricky set of goals!
Start with Sheri Colberg though, she's the most helpful author on the subject of diabetes and exercise I've found so far!
Edited by: SUPERDUPER26 at: 2/6/2013 (15:24)
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