Insulin dependant diabetes

Discussion in 'Health Nutrition and Supplements' started by Oldbiker, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. Oldbiker

    Oldbiker New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
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    I am an insulin dependant dependant diabetic (IDDML) and am nearly 70years of age.

    In 2004 I rode the Northern Tier route, Seattle to Minneapolis, 2500 miles approx. I was nearly 69 then.

    I had trouble adjusting my diet for the first week and was running out of energy each afternoon. My average rate dropped from about 17mph in the mornings to 7-10 in the afternoons and I felt like quitting.

    I had good quality high cabo breakfasts but didn't feel like eating too much at braakfast or lunch.

    I was fit enough for the very hilly terraine. I ate a lot of high GL bars the second weekand after that. this and my increased fitness allowed me to average 19-20mph thereafter, except on some of the very steep hills.

    We rode 80mile days with some days over 100 miles.

    This is a long way around asking someone to tell me how I can prepare diet-wise before the ride starts and what to do to guard against a repeat of that first horrible week where every afternoon I desperately wanted to go home.