Are you type I or II?
This article was about type 1, but has some good tips
on the other hand, the type 1 swimmer I know heard a rumor the continuous monitors are 2 hours behind, and worries about them catching a crash with that much delay. The article didn't mention that, and I haven't heard that from Abbott, but I may need to read more.
I also found this
which was interesting (when looking for the first article)
Definitely talk to your doctor, and bring your standard meter along. I bet he is going to recommend slow carbs, not fast ones.
Also, in my bike club we have a member that cured his type 2 with riding (and diet) so the diabetes shouldn't be a show stopper to riding.
What I did to help my husband train for Tour for the Cure (Diabetes ride at 50 miles) was take how long we could ride now, and add 15 minutes a week to our big ride on the weekend. You can make a spreadsheet or pencil it into your calendar. So if the 6 miles took you 45 min this week, next week do one hour (with whatever rides you can fit into the middle of the week). He signed up for the ride in Jan, and the plan gave him lots of time for rainy days and swim meets. Our first bike ride was one hour 20 min (80 minutes).
(Then I met this nice lady at a friend's birthday party, joined her bike club.... and started doing group rides on Thursdays. It's so much fun and now I can ride SCARY long distances. 66 miles on April 10th! My husband's record is about 30 at this point. Our big ride is May 2, so now I am doing the diabetes ride with him.)
I wonder if you have a diabetes ride in OR? They do!
they have a 40 mile option in July!
Red Riders are Tour de Cure participants who are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The Red Rider program supports those living with diabetes and showcases their courage in fighting this disease everyday. You are why we ride! To make sure you are recognized as a Red Rider, please contact Kris Bockmier at email@example.com or 503-736-2770 X 7355. You will receive a special Red Rider jersey to wear proudly during the Tour.
and you could get a cool red jersey!
- cycled 101 miles! (11/2010)
-completed "Couch to 5k" training program 5/4/2010
- 5/8/2010: Willow Glen 5k/ (3 miles): 34:13! Average pace was 11:20!!!
- 5/2/2010: Na
| Pounds lost: 23.4