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Re: [IP] RE: mental decline & athletes



I have experienced the same thing while having a low-normal sugar. I am a
tennis coach and former Varsity tennis player and found that I played
better when my sugar was low and when it was high, I felt slow, sluggish
and dehydrated.



On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, John Kinsley wrote:

> >--- was a thread last summer about people who "feel" especially creative
> >at in the low-normal range.  I have also heard athletes performance
> >is best in the low-normal range.  I am curious whether any of this
> >holds true, and if so, how the results compare at higher and at lower
> >Tim
>
> Improved athletic performance while in the low bG range is probably the
> result of increased levels of epinephrine (adrenaline).  Many! years ago I
> experienced one of those long drawn-out lows just before a tennis match.  I
> carb loaded before the match but I was so hyped and energetic as a result of
> counterregulation that I just couldn't get tired.  It was the best game I
> ever played.
>
> John Kinsley
> Type 1 - 1956
> MM 507 - 1998
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