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Re: [IP] exercise and crazy bgs

Hey Vicki-
Hang in there; only 13 more days to better blood sugar's right?

thinkin of ya-
Becky Draper

Vicki McDonald wrote:

> I'm getting hooked up to my pump in two weeks (hooray!)  but had this
> strange situation last night that I would love to understand.
> After having normal bgs all day with a little low in the afternoon, I
> tested at 5:00 before going to my aerobics class. It was a very decent
> 107.  Since I really get into my aerobics, I popped 3 SweeTarts (started
> using them after reading "Pumping Insulin").  The 3 have about 3 grams
> of carb so I thought I'd be raising my bg to about 130 -- a comfortable
> range for me to start exercising.  Right after aerobics I tested again
> -- 277!  Where did that come from?!  I could not have been so high when
> I started class for my bgs to go up!  I took 12 units of reg (2 more
> than normal) and ate a normal dinner.  At bedtime -- 238 (and I usually
> bottom out about 10:00 p.m.)  Thought the exercise would kick in
> overnight so took normal NPH dosage.  This morning -- 272!  Right now
> I'm at 157, which is high for pre-lunch.  I don't think I'm PMSing,
> unless menopause struck overnight.
> My AiC's have gone from an 8.1 to a 6.8 on this regimen so I'm really
> frustrated.  Sometimes it seems like even when you're doing the right
> things, you get the wrong results.  I've been working hard at getting
> control (which I didn't do for years) and right this minute, it doesn't
> seem worth it!
> Vicki McDonald
> 13 days to pump
> Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

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