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Created on: 05/30/13 02:11 PM Views: 803 Replies: 4
Marathon training -Type II Diabetic
Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Hi Susan,
My husband is currently eating a mostly wfpb diet, keeping oils and fats low as advised. He is a type 2 diabetic and has started to see a drop in blood sugar levels but is still taking medication.
He runs marathons and is training for his 4th this fall. It's always a challenge for him to get enough calories for energy without eating foods that will increase his blood sugar.
Do you have any advice?
Thank you!
Kathy

RE: Marathon training -Type II Diabetic
Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Good for him! If unwanted weight loss is happening, I recommend eating more volume of these healthful foods and more often.

Greater of a concern is keeping an eye on those low blood sugars with medication! He needs to be able to recognize and treat. Be sure to work with primary care provider to wean off medication, if not insulin deficient.

Best wishes for upcoming marathon!

Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education

RE: Marathon training -Type II Diabetic
Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Would you limit fruit and pasta (whole wheat)?

RE: Marathon training -Type II Diabetic
Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 4:19 PM

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Edited 05/30/13 4:22 PM
RE: Marathon training -Type II Diabetic
Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 4:43 PM

No - not unless he is having unreasonable blood sugar spikes from eating those foods.

Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education


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