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Re: [IP] Exercise



Dianne,

What if you skipped the cheese sandwich?  That has a longer digestion rate. Just a
thought.

Deminkspot wrote:

> Hello Bob Wietzman-
> Welcome to our not-so-little group!  As Buddy said, here is someone who wants
> to milk your brain already.  I noticed you are an avid skiier and I have on a
> somewhat relentless search of the exercise pheonomenon common to many (all?)
> diabetics of those rising BG after a session of intense exercise.  (I am not
> an avid skiier, but I do do enough exercise to 'qualify' as a 'practicing'
> diabetic !)  My BG is normal before exercise, during exercise and after
> exercise (we're talking about 100 mg/dcl) Two hours after the exercise regime-
> and only when it's an intensive regime- my BG starts rising. I do load carbos
> prior to starting, (fast acting grape juice, and a cheese sandwich for long
> acting - NO bolus) and I reduce my basal rates during exercise.  I just wonder
> how or if it's possible to keep that BG normal ? Last night I tracked how much
> extra insulin I need to bring it down to normal again and had thought about
> just programming a temporary basal rate to cover that amount over the next 4
> hours.
>
> I have become somewhat of a 'rabid dog' about this.  I don't know if this
> happens to everyone that does intense exercise, or if it's just what my body
> finds intense (I am really out of shape), whether it changes over time (if I
> get fit will it stop rising?).  I do know that there are other things
> (hormones?) that cause my liver to 'dump' and my BG to go up-- cortisone shots
> for one , but I want the bottom line on this- is this something that's
> independent of my diabetes (in that it happens to other skiiers, and runners
> but their bodies regulate it normally and mine doesn't?)
>
> Well this isn't all directed at you Bob-- don't mean to overwhelm you, but I
> still haven't  had this question answered to my satisfaction.  So I persist.
> There's gotta be away around this, and I wanna know what it is.
> Dianne
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