The one thing I keep hearing from people with diabetes is that they don’t (or think they shouldn’t) take on any carbohydrates when they’re riding. They’ll go out for a 3, 4, 5 hour ride of anywhere from 50-100 miles and they won’t eat anything! They’re conditioned to be afraid of carbs – but you need fuel on those efforts. It’s a matter of knowing how much to ingest and how often, as well as which kind of carbohydrates to take in. No carbs is not an recommended whether you have diabetes or not. Follow this link to read more!
or click here: http://teamredphilly.blogspot.com/2013/04/how-to-fuel-during-long-cycling-efforts.html
I started a team for the June 1 cycling event in Ambler PA. I am looking for team members and donations, too for the cause. For more information on how to join the team, go to www.diabetes.org/tourdephilly and search for Nutrition in Motion under Join a Team. I am only half way to the number of riders (10) and obviously am also down on donations 🙁 So please help any way you can by riding or donating! Thank you!