Are you wondering how to manage type 1 diabetes while running? Are you trying to figure out what other people are doing?
Here are some resources that have helped us.
words to run by
"It’s important to realize that your blood sugars are never going to be perfect and that there is a time to keep pushing and a time to stop. Don’t get too stressed about it and don’t neglect the routine. You’re always going to have another high, and you’re always going to go low again. It’s important to manage it, but not allow it to define you. Correct when you need to, it’s a cycle. Even if you make a mistake, learn from it, it’s okay. Even though Type One is hard, just remember you’re a badass." - BELLA, TYPE ONE RUNNER
type one run podcast
The Type One Run Podcast is hosted by former army helicopter pilot Jon Foti, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes while on active duty. He speaks with a wide range of diabetic runners to get to know what running with diabetes means to them and what they do to manage T1D while running.
free couch to 5k program with videos
If you are new to running altogether, or just getting back into it, we have put together a free couch-to-5k training program by Cliff Scherb (2nd fastest type 1 ironman), with strength workouts by Lauren Bongiorno (type 1 health coach).
current medical consensus
"Exercise management in type 1 diabetes: a consensus statement" - a review of the latest medical consensus on exercise management for individuals with type 1 diabetes, with detailed explanations of issues and diabetes management techniques.
connect with people
Consider joining the Running on Insulin Group on facebook, which has over 1,000 members and a wealth of answers for any question you may have.
And head over to the map to connect with others in your local region.
Are you still stumped? Don't hesitate to reach out, we're always happy to chat.
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