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Re: Subject: Re: [IP] Frustrations!! Questions!

I took info I watched on 'The Doctor's' the other day.  Since I pump, this
does fine.
They said, no, it was Dr. OZ:  exercise at 630am, optimal time, then eat at
730am.. why?  He said b/c if you exercise BEFORE eating, then you are burning
what you already have and not the food you just ate.. so, I've been doing

From: Sharon <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2011 10:37 AM
Subject: Subject: Re: [IP] Frustrations!! Questions!

Clinton and Victoria,
I have been on an exercise program for several years and my weight loss is
slow. I did lose 20 lbs
that I kept off for the last eighteen months. I have found myself doing better
when I am consistent with the exercise and treating lows by lowering by basal
rate anywhere from 25-50% for an hour or so after exercising.

It all depends on what type of exercise I do;
I do aqua fit, sculpt class, Turbo-fit, etc. for an hour and sometimes end up
high and sometimes very low a few hours later.
My regular work out of some cardio and strength training doesn't seem to cause
any extremes afterwards.

I always eat a balanced meal of carbs, protein and a vegetable before exercise
and bolus half of my meal dose. My doctor is happy to see my AIc's in the
lower 7.0's and is happy to see me exercising. She says that is the best I can
do by keeping busy and eating right.

We are all different shapes and sizes, for myself exercising on a consistent
basis. I would aspire to be a Skinny Minnie" but it's probably not going to
happen! Sharon

Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 14:46:28 -0400
From: Clinton Randolph <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] Frustrations!! Questions!

I am in the process of trying to drop some weight as well and it can be
challenging. Contact me off line and I can tell you what I am doing and we
can talk about some options.
Clint Randolph,CCEMT
Pumping since 2002
On Jul 30, 2011 12:27 PM, "Victoria Waddell" <email @ redacted>
> Hi All,
> I've been trying to lose weight over the past 2-3 months. I've made it up
> 35 lbs with around 40 more to go. The problem is now that my BGs are all
> the map. I've been trying to retest my basal rates but it seems like
every time
> I do I get different results. I also have hypoglycemic unawareness on top
> it all which is making life a constant hassle. I am a paramedic and I work
> night shift anywhere from 36-60hrs a week. The final straw I guess was
when I
> tried to collapse at church during our Summit meetings. At least I didn't
> down on the platform in front of 1300 people. 2 of our men who are also
> met me in the back hallway. I thought I was just tired. They kept asking
> about my BG level which I thought was fine. My meter had broken earlier
> day and my back up was MIA. They were just going to drive me home but when
> went to get up I totally washed out and was in and out of consciousness.
> paramedics got 69 but couldn't get a line
> started. By the time I got to the ER it was 48. I spent about 5 hrs in the
> ER. The interesting thing is that I have been down as low as the 30s and
> passed out. I can't think of why it would be so bad this time.
> Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to get a better grip on
things. My
> insurance won't pay for the CGMS and I can't afford to get it out of
> The not knowing what it is going to do it making me nervous about my job.
> can't be treating pts with my BG levels crashing.
> Thank you for any help,
> Victoria Waddell, MICP
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