Completing my first marathon with type 1 diabetes

Hi all,

I thought you might be interested in checking out my recount of my first marathon experience, which was insanely difficult. I was also wondering if any of you had tips for how to keep the glucometre working when it’s soaked from rain. I store the glucometre in a pouch that’s attached to my fuel belt, and I usually keep test strips in a ziplock bag, because I don’t like the sound of them bouncing around in the canister, but on Sunday, it poured for probably 90 per cent of my run and everything was soaked, and nothing worked. Suggestions would be awesome. Anyway, I wrote about the experience on my blog at



Thank you Judith! It was crazy hard and I was in quite the daze for a good while after, but the next day I was pretty proud of the achievement … now I just got to work on that whole walking thing again; a little stiff, I am :slight_smile:

Wow, you rock!