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3/8/10 11:48 P

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Hi HH, I just completed my second 1/2 marathon, and am a Type 1 pumper as well :). How exciting for you! When is the race? Are you following a training program to ramp up your mileage.

As for D-related tips, I can only tell you what I do, and YMMV. I typically reduce my basal rate to 65% starting about an hour and a half before a long run. Ideally, I like to start in the 140-170 range. If I eat within 3 hours of the run, I usually bolus for about 50% of what I normally would for the carbs consumed. This worked great for me in my most recent race, and my blood sugar stayed steady the whole race in the 150's. Hasn't always worked out that well, so that was as big a victory as finishing the race! I always carry fast acting glucose source with me, and use an amphipod belt to carry that + a small meter + water. I also have a CGM, but have had mixed results with it. Good luck in your training and your race! If I can do it, so can you.

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3/7/10 2:36 P

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If you are carrying a water bottle, you should change out the water with OJ, or do a mix. And make sure you have an outfit with pockets to put maybe those glucose drinks in, and eat a banana maybe an hour before. Probably better to have your sugars a bit higher that day.

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If you are carrying a water bottle, you should change out the water with OJ, or do a mix. And make sure you have an outfit with pockets to put maybe those glucose drinks in, and eat a banana maybe an hour before. Probably better to have your sugars a bit higher that day.

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A friend from class suggested I join her in a half marathon. I think I'm crazy but I might do it. Any tips on running with diabetes (and pumps)? I've never done more than a 5k! Thanks!

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