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Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 21:14:58 -0400
From: "gene kropfelder" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] HA1C's & Exercise
Personally I like mine A1C anywhere in the "normal" range. Lately I've
been aim for 5.8-6.2. Husband and I aren't preventing having kids
anymore, so I've been trying to stay in even tighter control. I've been
5.9 for the last two tests :).
As for exercise, I moonlight as an aerobic instructor and had lots of
trouble with lows after. Similar to the number you've experienced.
(makes cool down, very interesting, calling out instructions and
chomping away, reach... crunching noise, reach....etc, the microphone
amplifies everything) Anyway, I found that before intense exercise, ie
30 plus minutes of step , kickboxing etc, I need to reduce my basal by
30% about 1 1/2 to 2 hours before the exercise for about 1 1/2 hours.
Clear as mud?
example, for my 5:30 step class,
at 3:30 (provided I am not high or low) I set a temp basal for .5
(normally 0.7 at that time of day) for 1 1/2 hours. Work out from
5:30-6:30. Works for me most days :).
If I am low at 3:30, I correct with a small snack and reduce the
If I am high (depending on how high),
130-160 - leave all alone, exercise will correct the high
plus 160 - correct to 160 and leave all else alone, exercise will
take of the rest.
AS I said works most days for me, but every now and then strange this
happen. Such is life. IT took a lot of trial and error to figure what
was needed for my situation.
You must be some cleaner, I typically don't do any basal adjustment
I'm still Rosemary, diabetic since age 10 and still wondering why
no one wrote back when I asked a few days ago about what specific HA1C
number you guys are hoping to hit? Also, would like to know if
anybody out there can tell me how to calculate a lower basal rate when
working out or exercising?? Had gone to help my sister clean her home
today at 9 AM. Had breakfast at 7:30 where I bolused 2.5 units for a
55 gram breakfast because I started the morning with a bg of only 60.
I usually bolus 1 unit for 15 grams. Anyway, by 11 AM after scrubbing
and waxing her floors for about an hour and 15 minutes, I had a 28!
Took OJ, ate lunch of 60 grams, after which I bolused only 2 units. 2
and 1/2 hr. later, after cleaning her bathroom and vacuuming her
upstairs hall, I was at 39! So, ok, I figure I should have
decreased by basals while cleaning but as I was only on .5 at the
time, what should I have decreased them to??? Can anyone help me? Been
on the pump since last July, a MM 507-C. Thanks much!
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