My name is Stephen.

I’m an avid runner, soccer fan, beer geek, and a Type 1 Diabetic.

Note: I am not a health care provider. I don’t play one on TV and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Nothing I write on this blog should be construed as medical advice!


5 Responses to About

  1. Insulin Runner says:

    Amazing… I am a soccer fan, I am a beginner hooked runner, I am type 1 as you are. Cheers man and good luck!

  2. I like your blog, so I’m following! Great to know that a lot of Type1s are also runners! I wish I had your strength haha!

  3. divabetic913 says:

    Hey, I am trying to get into running and was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Do you use a pump or shots? On long distance runs, how do you change your insulin to accommodate. When I go running, I take my pump off and keep glucose tabs in my sports bra. However, I find I am always waiting for the run to be over. I wish I could get to that spot, about 30 minutes in where I feel a runner’s high and finally clear my head. Do you have any tips?

    • Hi!

      Currently I’m pumping, and that had made everything far easier versus MDI. Currently I reduce my basal rate by 40% 30 minutes before a run (when I remember that far ahead of time!) and try to never run less than 2 hours after a meal I have bloused for. I know other T1 runners that reduce by more. Trial and error are really key. Lots of testing. Consider getting something to carry a meter and fuel (I like SpiBelt) and experiment with different fuels until you find one that works (glucose tabs can be a problem in the rain – ask me how I know).

      Would you believe I’ve never had a runner’s high?

  4. Ashley says:

    Thanks for all of your guidance on Diabetes Daily! I will be following your page and look forward to your running, diabetes, soccer and beer posts! This 3 week minimum of no running until check-up with doc for my stress fracture is going to be tough! My energy is just swimming around in my body…ahhhh! 🙂

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