Just found this forum today and I hope it will be a good source of information.
I have been searching the web for a while now looking for good nutrition information for marathon training and of course, the push is for carbo loading. I might as well eat a candy bar if I followed that advice the sugar reading would be the same. I have done 2 half marathons in the past year along with some other races, and am now training for my first full one in November.
Our local nutritionists at my hospital are not a good resource as they do not understand marathon training, because the focus of the patient population around here is more to an older, more sedentary group and I really don't have the time or resources to go travelling. I function mainly on a lower carb diet, but recently have cut out gluten to see if that will help get my sugars under better control.
All the sites I've been able to find focus on insulin dependent diabetics, not Type 2 diabetics. That is like comparing apples to oranges.
I do understand the disease process extremely well, I just need some guidance on the nutrition aspects. The last half I did a couple of weeks ago, my pre-race feast of a nice steak with broccoli, mushrooms and a small portion of broiled potatoes seemed to work VERY well for my energy levels, but my sugars are still running around 200. I need to get it down.