Posts by Don Muchow - T1Determined

UPDATE: After 7 months with the Medtronic 670g, we’re breaking up.

medtronic 670g tandem dexcom jilted date

Back in the April / May time frame, I wrote about my initial experiences with the Medtronic 670g and its auto mode, a clever feature that’s designed to keep people like me from experiencing life-threatening low blood sugars and prolonged highs. At the time, I had quite a lot to say about both the positives…

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What Makes a Good Run Route for a Multi-Hundred Miler?

Long Road Ahead

When you’re running somebody else’s race, they’re the ones who plan the route, research alternatives, and ultimately, determine runner safety. When you’re drawing your own route, that’s all on you. Here’s what I look for, in the order I look for it.

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In It for the Long Haul: Endurance Lessons From Running Across Iowa

On June 10, 2018, with the help of my wife and crew chief Leslie Nolen, I completed a 339-mile run across Iowa. I’m asked: “Why Iowa?” The answers vary from facetious to strategic: Because it’s there. Because no one had ever run Relay Iowa (the longest relay in the world) solo. Because it’s training for…

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Things to Know if You’re Newly Diagnosed as T1D

This isn’t a what-do-do article. It’s more of a what-I-wish-someone-had-told-me article that I’d write to my newly-diagnosed self in the past. As such, it’s not intended as medical advice. Now that that’s out of the way, here’s what I’d tell me:

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Don Muchow

I’ve been a type 1 diabetic since May of 1972, and was told by my elementary school teachers that I didn’t have to go to gym class. I followed that “sage advice” until 2004, when I began to have complications.┬áSince then, I’ve been making up for lost time. In the last 12 months I’ve age-grouped…

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Ultra Endurance & Type 1 Diabetes: Fueling, Insulin Sensitivity, and Stress

I’ve been meaning for a while to write about my experiences as an ultra endurance athlete regarding the peculiar interaction of physical stress and Type 1 diabetes. Usually you’d expect to be insulin-sensitive after a long endurance workout, right? But the physical stress of ultra running is weird. It has a completely different, polar opposite…

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