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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 1/4/2006 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm very active in triathlons and cycling, but it's getting very hard to manage properly.  Is there any others out there that deal with this issue.

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 1/5/2006 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   

You need to make an appointment with a dietician or a certified diabetes educator. Contact your doctor's office or call 1-800-832 6874 to be connected with the American Association of Diabetes Educators to find a Certified Diabetes Educator in your area that can help you with your daily numbers managment. Good luck with this. You are an example to us all.
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 1/5/2006 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I could not be any further from this situation myself, however, my neighbor races bikes professionally(erik saunders). He was telling me two of his friends are type 1 and race professionally. I just checked Eriks site( but he has taken their link off. I am sure you can google this subject and find them. Sorry I don't have more information on their team. If you can't google them successfully you could ask Erik thru his site, I am sure they would know from their own similar experiences to yours what works, for them.
type 2 - dx 12/04
metformin 500mg 3x - avanda 2mg 2x

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 1/9/2006 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Glad you're out there!

I'm type 1 and a cyclist too and starting training for the Edinburgh Marathon in June 2006 also. Always take a pack of glucose tablets with me on any cycle over 40 miles. Don't know how the long training runs for the marathon will affect me yet but, so far, the 7-8 mile runs make the insulin I inject work a whole lot more efficiently. I have to either eat quite a bit more or reduce my dosages to suit.

I think I might recruit some help on race day to pass me my testing kit unless the training schedule glucose measurements follow a very predictble pattern.

Is it too time consuming to do a bg test on the changeovers?


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