1st marathon. Madrid, Spain

Welcome to my blog! It’s about being a diabetic (Blood), exercising (Sweat), and my workout & sugar recaps (the and..).

I have been a diabetic for 20 years and a runner for 1. My goal is to become a better diabetic which in turn, makes me a better runner. I wear a Medtronic Paradigm pump. I’ve been wearing it for 6 years. I will be recapping my workouts and runs, and how it affects my blood sugar. If you know a diabetic that is a runner, share my blog with them and maybe we can help each other out.

My goal for 2013 is to run at least 6 half marathon distances. I completed the Runner’s World Magazine’s Holiday streak challenge 2012 to run at least 1 mile everyday from Thanksgiving until New Year’s and I’m currently continuing it.

Email me at bloodsweatand@ymail.com


9 Responses to About

  1. tonya jacks says:

    Based on Heather’s facebook post, I posted a request for anyone in my running group that may have suggestions and one of the guys posted this. . . You may already know about them, but wanted to pass on the info just in case. . . good luck!

    There is a pro cycling team that consists of all Type 1 riders. Here is a link. They seek to help and encourage other Type 1 athletes.


    Team Novo Nordisk | One Team, One Goal: To educate, empower and inspire everyone affected by diabete

  2. willbfit says:

    Hola! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Check it out here: http://willbfit.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/award-time/

  3. Lisa says:

    As the mom of a type 1 diabetic child, I find it inspiring and informative how you are dealing with your diabetes as a runner. Great blog!

  4. Christie says:

    My niece is a type 1 diabetic, diagnosed at 18 months old. She’s very active and has had an Omnipod for several years now. (She does gymnastics, cheerleading, etc) You should look into it. I think it would be way more convenient for you since it’s totally cordless. I’d be happy to get more info for you if you are interested.

    • Thank you. The Medtronic MiniMed I have does a good job and with the tweaks I’ve made, things have been much better.

      It’s good to hear that other diabetics, like your niece, aren’t letting diabetes control them!

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