As I discussed in my previous post here, this week was a shock to the system in term of my blood sugar ratings.

Now, this is the 2nd week in a row I did not manage 3 runs. But you know what? I managed the same as last week… 2 runs, one of 1.1 miles and another of 1.3 miles.

Feeling bad after my flu jab has essentially cost me one run last week and one run this week. In the grand scheme of things, is it really that important?


Now, I could beat myself up (which I’ve already discussed I’m making a conscious effort not to here)… or, I could look at the positive and say that despite feeling like absolute hell I’ve got myself out the house twice and taken action towards my goal.

So… as for my blood sugars this week.. The first run took my blood sugars from 6.6 to 6.3 (ran before breakfast with no fast acting insulin on board), while the second took them from 6.4 to 5.1 (ran 4 hours after a meal… so I might need to consider a protective measure other than ‘snack if not above 6’ as my distances increase.. but that’s for a future post.

What have I learned this week?

Keeping the goal in mind can drag you through bad times.

Disclaimer – It is essential that you do not take on board any advice given on this website without first seeking the advice of a medical professional. Any descriptions of different ways in which I manage my type 1 diabetes on this website, including in the comments, are given in good faith, and are shared merely as suggestions which should be ran past a doctor or diabetes specialist nurse. 

Published by Marcus Pezzaioli

I started in September 2018 to document my attempts to get fit after a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in April the same year. I believe sharing my story can help anyone who is afraid to exercise with type 1 diabetes, and show that it is not as complicated as it may appear from other sources of information out there. If I can do it, with no CGM and on MDI, starting out as somebody who does not fit the athletic profile whatseover; then anybody can.

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