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Re: [IP] exercise and low bg



email @ redacted wrote:
> 
> My problem is that my blood glucose drops pretty rapidly when I exercise; for
> example, after walking 30 minutes it may drop 70 points on the glucometer. I
> may   walk, garden, swim, bicycle on and off at irregular times during the
> day. I saw my diabetes MD yesterday and my HgA1c was 5.3- he concluded
> rightly that I have too many low blood sugars.
> My way of dealing with this has been to eat 15 to 30 grams of CHO every 30-60
> minutes when I am exercising, but this hasn't been enought. My MD suggested
> suspending the pump when I exercise but my basal rate is only .2 units of
> Humalog per hour ( I don't see how this is enough to make the blood sugars
> drop). I  also  have a concern that the cannula may obstruct if I suspend for
> long periods of time. I can see only a few possible ways to deal with this
> problen:
> 1. reduce the meal time boluses before exercise.
> 2. check blood sugars frequently and eat carbs as required
> 3. Suspend  the pump during exercise.
> 
> I would appreciate any suggestions for dealing with this problem.
> Thanks!
> Richard
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Richard-
I exersize (run 3 x per week, lift 3 x per week) and I have found that
doing the three things you suggest works best for me.  Unfortunately,
every situation (and every diabetic) can be different, so I also test my
blood sugars very frequently.  Best, Tom Roth
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