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Re: [IP] re: excercise thing - the joys of being diabetic

My daughter plays ice hockey and she is always "high" after practice or
game.  The nurse told me not to correct the high unless she is still high 2
hours later.
mom of Emily
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] re: excercise thing - the joys of being diabetic

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> > Please enlighten me if anyone has the answers to the exercise
> > phenomenon! I went ice skating last night before I was 88 (perfect)
> > took no insulin and no food came home 1hour after and was at 350!!
> > what is that all about. I also go to the gym 3x a week and noticed
> > the same thing happening.
> >
> Insulin is required for muscle tissue to metabolize glucose. If you
> don't have adequate blood insulin levels and your body gets "hungry",
> then your standby sytem signals for the liver to dump glucose,
> and..... you go high. It doesn't always work this way, the hormonal
> system plays a role in determining what happens, but the bottom line
> is that for certain kinds of exercise and circumstances, you need
> extra insulin. My daughter used to see this before soccer
> tournaments, but not practices or scrimmages. The tension of a
> "real" match seemed to change the need for the extra insulin. She
> would do and extra unit (or whatever worked at the time) and get on
> with it. It is definetly a YMMV thing for each individual and
> circumstance, but you can chart it, measure it, and compensate
> accordingly. Aren't pumps grand ???  :-)
> Michael
> email @ redacted
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