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Re: [IP] Boot camp exercise

I do an hour of Body Pump; about 45 min prior to class I eat 1/2 peanut
butter sandwich with about a cup of milk, I don't bolus nor do I do a temp
basal.  My blood sugar stays pretty steady around 140.  It has worked for me
without going low or too high.

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 12:14 AM, Susan Lane <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Hi, Susan.  I work out pretty hard and I hike.  I think your workout may be
> more strenuous if it's a boot camp workout, but let's just assume I'm doing
> some pretty intense stuff also.  I have never heard of not eating carbs
> prior to working out, so I'll need some time to mull that over.  This is
> what I do.  About an hour prior to starting, I turn my pump down by about
> 50% (sometimes not that much.  I take a lot of things under consideration).
> Then I eat enough carbs, usually an apple with peanut butter, at least 1/2
> hour prior.  If I don't give my glucose level enough time to go a bit high
> (somewhere around 180-225) it never will go up and then I crash soon after
> I
> begin my workout.  I have not heard that you can go higher if you start
> high, but you know that everyone is different.  I am looking forward to
> hearing what other people have to say about this as I would like to learn
> if
> there's a better way to handle an intense workout.
> On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 9:50 PM, Susan Fong <email @ redacted>
> wrote:
> > For really intense exercise, my MO for years has been to avoid carbs
> > before working out.    Thus far, I've been participating in a very
> > intense boot camp class at lunch.   For those days, I do not eat any
> > carbs until after we are done, instead eating cheese, eggs, bacon.
> > If I do this, I can start and finish a workout at the same number (eg
> > start at 120, finish at 100-120).      This makes it very very easy to
> > keep up with the non-D's in class with no risk of lows or highs.
> >
> > While that works, I have will power problems.    So thus far I've
> > avoided boot camp classes after work as I can resist carbs for that
> > long ;)  I am interested in how others handle intense exercise.
> >
> > The reason I avoid carbs is that it makes me that much more volatile
> > during class.    If I start even slightly high, I go higher.   If I
> > have too much insulin on board, I'll crash quickly once exercise
> > starts.    I prefer to not have to guzzle sugar during class.    All
> > that being said, how do other folks handle intense exercise?
> >
> > If I do eat carbs, I can't underbolus (if I start slightly high, I
> > just go higher) unless exercise is starting immediately.
> > If I temp basal for a 1.5 hr before, it helps, but I still generally
> > will have too much insulin on board and will go low.
> >
> > Do others just eat to avoid the drop?
> >
> > Let me know your secrets!
> >
> > s
> > .
> .
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