I am in track now and it is fine and, wierdly, my blood sugars have been fine or a little high, But I keep hurting in my left leg and now it is like I could use crutches!( But my leg isn't broken) I have a meet on Monday and I don't know what to do because my leg is slowing me down!!!!!!!!! What do I do?!?!?! I am going to lose and let the whole team... scratch that... the whole SCHOOL down!!! I need explenations or somthing!
First of all, good for you running track! What events are you in? Please, what part of your leg hurts? Have you told your coach? Do you have a team trainer that could look at it? My son is a runner and ran track in high school (he is a Freshman in college now). He is out camping right now home on spring break (and the temperature is heading DOWN very cold tonight yikes!) otherwise I would have him respond to you. I'll try to grab him and have him read your post tomorrow..but leg pain could be many things... Jake did/does find running an excellent way to keep his BG in check and managed. Ok, we may get back to you tomorrow!
I don't do track, however I am a big runner and I play tennis. If it's the front of the calf, it could always be shin splints. Those suck. I hate them.
You should probably talk to your coach, doctor, or school sports physician, this sounds more sports related than diabetes related. I ran track and cross country, and found that if you run laps in the same direction every practice, or do a lot of running on concrete and asphalt, you are going to be sore. Sometimes changing direction or running on a trail instead of a sidewalk are all you need.
Sorry I havn't been on in a while. It is the back of my leg up towards my... bottom... and sometimes in my knee or ancle. But it is always (or usually) the same leg and same place. And I havn't told any of my coaches. That is probably a bad idea. I am doing long jump, 100 meter, and 200 meter. I hope that answers your questions!