I was diagnosed about three months ago with type 2. Prior to that, I was training for a marathon. I stopped running for a while, and have just gotten back on the treadmill. I am having trouble stabilizing my level while I run.
I check my level before running, and normally it will drop 20 points or so after 3 miles. At this rate, I’ll never make it to the finish line without the aid of a stretcher! =)
What could you recommend for me to keep my level at a safe number? I know it’s trial and error, but I am looking for some things to try. Currently I keep some glucose tablets with me, and pop one when I feel weak, but I’m worried about stabilizing myself for the 15K I have coming up in March.
Do I need to eat more carbs before I run?
Do I need to drink a mix of sports drink and water while I run?
Please tell me what works for you so I can get some ideas.
Thank you so much, I can’t tell you how relieved I am to find this group!!!