Please be as nosey as you like after all we are here to help each other. I am on lantus one injection which i do at night and novo rapid before meals. Before a run i lower my rapid for the meal before test and if below 7 i have a glass of orange juice or half depending on level. I know then i am fine for at least 4-5 mile if i am doing more than i have a jelly baby every mile from mile 4, so far my sugars on return have been about the same sometimes if i have been pushing it a bit they are a bit higher. On return i make sure i take in some carbs as my level soon drops as the body refuels it self. The best way is to take your tester with you and teat every 3 miles untill you get an idea of what your body is doing thats what worked for me. My next big test is to go over the 10 mile mark.
I am back running now and i am running better than ever, the furthest i have been is 10 miles but i am very pleased at how things are going. I hope to do a couple of half marathons later this year before tackling london 2010.
This has happened to me many times and especially after a marathon ( i have done 6 ) I havent been able to figure out quite why it happens but i have found it best after a race to keep on the move and sip a sugary drink slowly and soon as i can eat something starchy like a bread roll this normally works, alot of people have told me its because your body is working so hard pumping blood to your muscles that it starves the brain slightly causing you to feel slightly dizzy which in turn makes you feel sick.
Since i started this topic my condition has changed, I was losing so much weight ( just under a stone in 3 weeks) and my key tones were high so i was told to report to the hospital urgently, and to cut a long story short they have now decided i am a type 1 diabetic and have put me on 4 injections of insulin a day a fast reacting one before every meal and a slow release 24 hour one just before bed time. not sure when they will let me run again quite yet but its sure to be a new experience again when they do.
About a month a go i had a shock when i was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes it is at the moment being controlled by diet and one metaformin tablet daily. With Christmas out of the way i now feel ready to try and get back into my running but i just wondered if anybody on here knows what is safe and good for diabetic runners to eat before a run drink during and eat afterwards for energy.