I'm about to start training for my first marathon and am in need of some advice! a little bit about me: I'm 27 and was diagnosed last year, wear a medtronic pump with cgm. I can run 3 miles on 100% basal with no problems as long as I don't have a lot of active insulin on board but after that I usually start to drop. I'm following Hal Higdons 18 week beginner training guide. Couple specific questions and any other advice would be fantastic!
1) Types of fuel? I've used hammer gel in the past b/c I read somewhere that its a slower acting sugar and doesn't cause a big spike. Any other suggestions? How often should I eat something? How much?
2) Basal rates? Does anyone severely reduce their basals or just consume more sugars throughout the run?
3) I will be doing most of my training in the winter (Michigan) and am worried that my pump might not work so well on my belt but am afraid that if I put it in my sports bra or something that it will get all sweaty and not work either!
I know all the basals/gels etc are trial and error and different for each person but I have no clue where to start so what works for you guys might be a good starting place for me : )