How diabetic runners and walkers can prepare with a Mini Marathon Training Program

Robyn Fean, MD, CAQSM, sports medicine specialist with Franciscan St. Francis Sports Medicine shares offers up helpful; advice for diabetic runners and walkers. These tips aren’t only for diabetic runners and walkers most of us could use these helpful reminders.

Tips for Diabetic Runners & Walkers

1. Running/walking can be a good exercise for diabetics, but before starting an exercise program consult with your doctor.

2. Maintain good hydration.

3. Always have a carbohydrate during and after a run/walk

4. Wear identification that states you are a diabetic.

5. If possible, always run/walk with a partner. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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