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LIVINGLIVING

MARATHON

UNDERTAKING

Top tips on running when you have diabetes, from local jogs

around the park to long-distance and endurance running.

M

iss Jen Grieves,

who has been

within the pages

of this magazine

before, once ran

a half-marathon and describes herself as

a 'recreational runner'. She says, "I tend

to do most of my running in the morning,

and I will simply get up, have some water,

check my CGM, and put on my trainers

before my body clocks what's happening.

If I'm running in the evening, I find my body

will always carry me as I've got surplus

energy left from the food I've eaten that

day. Much like hydration however, I found

that when training more seriously, food

became more important the further I ran.

Anything upwards of 10km and I would

have my fail-safe superfood protein

porridge about two hours beforehand,

which made me feel absolutely kickass.

"We've historically trained ourselves to

believe that exercise is a chore; something

that we have to 'fit in'; an inconvenience

that we merely endure. How many times

have you said to yourself, 'I really should

go for a run'? This only emphasises it as

an undesirable activity, when instead we

could easily be saying, 'I've had a tough

day at work, so I'm going to indulge in

thirty minutes to myself, and reward my

body and clear my mind by going for a

run in the air'.

"When I first started training I was

hypoing all over the shop because I just

wasn't yet aware of how my body would

respond to different types of exercise, and

how that varied at different times of day,

after different foods. Just like anything

else, this takes practice. Your body is a

very unique tool that you need to tune into

to understand it better. And you've got to

work WITH it, not against it.

"If you do end up having a hypo, deal

with it quickly, get a little annoyed for

sure, but don't think that you've negated

your workout and thus the benefits you

gleaned from it. It really doesn't. You will

still have cleared your head, still have

improved your lung capacity, still have

challenged your body positively, and still

have stoked up your metabolism. Test

frequently in the hours after your runs

to try and spot patterns that you can

Historically we've trained ourselves to believe that exercise is a chore;

something that we have to 'fit in'; an inconvenience that we merely

endure - Jen Grieves (above)"

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  2. Title: Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Input Fusion
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  7. Desang diabetes kitbags, free online diabetes magazine, diabetic kit
  8. diabetes food news, diabetic diet, counting carbohydrates
  9. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  10. Kendra Leighton, Rawr chocolate, type 1 diabetes
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  12. diabetes food news, diabetic diet, counting carbohydrates, diabetes nutrition, British Nutrition Fou
  13. diabetes food news, diabetic diet, diabetes nutrition, British Nutrition Foundation, find your balan
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  19. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  20. Free diabetes magazine, Desang diabetes magazine
  21. Free diabetes magazine, Desang diabetes magazine
  22. diabetes food news, protein balls, Deliciously Ella, Bounce Foods, The Protein Ball company, diabete
  23. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  24. Actress Jade Byrne, Pricks the play, Type 1 diabetes
  25. Actress Jade Byrne, Pricks the play, Type 1 diabetes
  26. Actress Jade Byrne, Pricks the play, Type 1 diabetes
  27. Actress Jade Byrne, Pricks the play, Type 1 diabetes
  28. Input JDRF diabetes charity, diabetes technology
  29. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  30. Diabetes kit, microneedle CGM, Imperial College London Diabetes Research, Dr Monika Reddy
  31. Diabetes kit, microneedle CGM, Imperial College London Diabetes Research, Dr Monika Reddy
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  36. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
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  38. Free diabetes magazine, Desang diabetes magazine

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