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Re: [IP] Re: Humalog and Exercise
> I have been told that bg needs to be no lower than 150 and you need to stop
> periodically and take some carbs. There are several runners on here that
> may help you. The most important thing for your son is to realize that
> every 45- 1hr, depending on his mileage, he will have to replenish his
> body. May be inconvenient, but that is what is.
This is pretty much what I do. I'm a fencer. During training sessions I
am typically out on the strip actively fencing for 30 min at a strech,
and perhaps resting as much at 5 to 10. During sessions like this which
last up to 3 hours, I will drop to 80% basal, and snack before hand.
After each session of intense exersise, I look at the sugars, if they are
below 100, I eat. I don't bolus for what I eat unless I get above about
150. If I do, I bolus a *little* (1 unit usually brings me about 30
points down, I would give myself about .5 units or so, to bring it down
gently (I find high sugars mess up my sense of distance and timing...very
important) I usually don't require extra insulin unless i've been sittin
around too long. At a competition, the intensity is increased, however
the actual amount of fencing (hence excersise) I do is less. (longer
delays etc, etc) in that situation I test, and eat to cover dangerous low
(80-100) conditions. I don't drop the basal thoough. The carbs are
needed though, cause the body neds to get its carbs replenished when i'm
active for a whole day of excersise which can last as long as 10 hours.
(longest one i've ever been in was from 8am to 12:45 the next morning...I
think thats a national record for extremly poorly run competitions...)
I'm still getting used to everything, but it seems that the basic idea is
to eat a bit more to cover, or drop the basal, but depending on the
individual the effect of basal drops are different. I drop to 80% I
skyrocket if i'm not working hard. A good friend of mine disconects for
long periods with no ill effects...what do we call that? a "ymmv" situation?
good luck working your stuff out. (i'm still fine tuning my system..
hope to have it worked out before I go back to school and have to start
training for the season...)
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