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Re: [IP] Early a.m. exercise question

I don't have a lot of experience with early morning exercise, but why not
try just exercising at a normal sugar with no snack and see what happens.
Or even snacking, but bolusing for it?  It could be that in the morning, you
don't need to cushion your sugars to avoid a low after all.  Good luck.
Hope you find something that works.

dxd 1985, pumping since 1990
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Lipinsky" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 10:52 AM
Subject: [IP] Early a.m. exercise question

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> Recently I (temporarily) changed my workout schedule and found myself
> doing a cardio workout early in the morning a couple of times a week.
>  Normally I do any exercise at lunch time or after work, and weekend
> activities such as hiking or skiing typically don't happen in the first
> couple of hours after waking up (although to be sure, they have their
> own quirky effects on my bS).
> Normally, I run myself about 200 before doing an hour of cardio work (or
> have a snack shortly before that would raise me to 200, but don't
> bolus).  This works well for me.  However, with the early morning thing,
> it's all whacked out.  If I wake up high  -- unfortunately this happens
> sometimes -- and don't bolus and work out, I go even higher in the first
> 30 minutes.  If I wake up with a good bS, have a snack and work out,
> again, I seem to go high.  If I wake up high, shoot it down with a bolus
> and have a snack, well, with only one data point, that seemed to work,
> but I can't count on waking up high and it was only one time.
> I know YMMV and there are far too many variables in all of this
> (including, it sometimes seems, what direction the wind is blowing from
> or what color my office-mates might be wearing that day :-), but what
> works for you?  Do other people do early morning cardio exercise with
> success?  Exactly how?
> --KarenL
> Type 1 since '93, pumping since '95, MM508
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