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Low at Three

August 23, 2013
I seriously dislike the days when I don't have liquid or gel glucose

I seriously dislike the days when I don’t have liquid or gel glucose

Sometime this spring, my friend asked if I was interested in running a half marathon with her.  I looked at the calendar and realized that yes, I could. I found a training program and I started running.  I’ve been running and running and running.  (Yes, I am sick of running and I cannot wait for this race to be over.) When I was sick a few weeks ago, I didn’t run at all.  I felt so weak that running felt dangerous.  Now that I am better and running again, it seems like my diabetes plan as completely changed.  No matter what I do, I go low after three miles. Not a low where I can take some glucose and keep running.  It’s lows where I feel nauseous and dizzy and I think my legs might break. They are lows where I feel completely unsafe running. Running with my friend is really important to me, but I’m not sure how to get beyond this. Ready for my list of questions?

  • Has this ever happened to you?
  • How did you get past it?
  • Did you tweak food, boluses, basals, all of the above?
  • How much sugar did you carry with you to make sure you had enough to be safe?
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Anna permalink
    August 23, 2013 5:36 PM

    ummm, what is this “running” you speak of?

  2. August 29, 2013 12:28 PM

    I took two weeks off from running in July and when I started back up again, I got really low from my runs, it took about a week or two to get back to my usual small drop in blood sugar. I think my body enjoyed the break so when I started back up again it was like what in the world are you doing to me haha. Hope things have evened out some for you!

  3. August 29, 2013 12:29 PM

    Oh and I’m doing the exact same half marathon training plan! Good luck!

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