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Re: [IP] pumping and ice hockey



Hi,
I play roller hockey and, while on MDI, I would almost always be high after
a game.  (We didn't have practices.)  Since I had to drive 30 minutes to the
game, I didn't do anything except to make sure I was above 100.  (I think
that I only went low during a game once or twice, and I didn't notice
anythink until after I was done and checked.)  After I got the pump, if I
was between 100-150, I would bolus 1 unit, and if I was higher, I woudl
bolus 2 units.  I would usually be in the 100-150 range after a game, and,
again, only went low once or twice.  I have had a few lows in the night (I
play at night and eat dinner before I play), but not very many, (that I was
aware of).  I would not bolus less for dinner either.  If you didn'y know
already, the bg rise is due to adreneline and other stress/performance
hormones, as well as glucose from the liver, released in responce to the
competition.  You should be careful bolusing before playing, because it is
hard to predict what is going to happen, YMMV.  I like to live in the low
end of the bg range.
Good Luck,
Mario
----- Original Message -----
From: Joe and Linda <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2001 9:57 AM
Subject: [IP] pumping and ice hockey


> Does anyone on the list play ice hockey, or have a child who does?  My 12
y.o.
> son plays and/or practices at least 4 times a week, usually in the early
> evening. He eats dinner between 1 and 1 1/2 hours before skating and
boluses
> accordingly.  We're having difficulty with his post-hockey BGs.  He tests
as
> soon as he can after he gets off the ice (between 10 and 30 minutes) and
is
> always above 240, sometimes as high as 500+.  He boluses and the numbers
start
> to come down within a couple of hours.  Before going on the ice he follows
> these guidelines:
>
> BG under 100:  he eats 30 grams of carbs
> 100 - 150: he drinks a Gatorade while skating
> 150 - 250: he drinks water while skating
> if his BG is going down (it's lower than his last reading) he eats
something.
>
> We've tried relating it to every variable imaginable but can't seem to
come up
> with any kind of pattern. Occasionally, he'll have a low in the middle of
the
> night after hockey.
>
> Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated!
>
> Linda
> mom to Patrick
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