Hi, I'm the mom of a daughter (Allie) with type 1. She's 15, dx'ed at 12. She has decided to run a marathon and started training this week. The thought of her running without someone to watch her every step of the way freaks me out, so I'm going to run it with her (hence the what have I gotten myself into--panic! Even though I'm already a runner, but mostly 10Ks). I've read the other posts about GU, the Hammer gel stuff, and Gatorade and exercise bg range, etc. and will have all that strapped to my body (great image in my head) but still worry. Allie's numbers have been atrocious lately (last A1c was 9.7). Should I even ALLOW her to do this until her numbers are more in control? Or should I encourage her, since the exercise will help her numbers and maybe motivate her to take better care of herself?
Any and all advice, I'll take it.