Posted: 12/11/2015 at 12:35
On the type 1.5 thing, she was just having a little joke. With some of us late-onset people, it's not entirely clear whether we produce no insulin at all or not enough, or if it's just that our bodies have difficulty using it. Type 1's, typically, produce no insulin at all from an early age, of course. I've come across a great many people, type 1's included, who don't believe I do or should inject insulin 'because type 2s can control it with diet'. Well, some can, some can't.
On long runs, Medalomaniac, I dont' think I'd have the patience to carry my testing gear around with me, to stop and do the test and to make adjustments accordingly. Im simply start high and fuel every now and then. Of course, this is less scientific, and I guess I lay myself open to going too high - but it's going too low that gives you the greater chance of dying at short order, so better to be high for a while and deal with it later, in my very humble opinion.