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[IP] exercise effects

I have found that if I work out in the morning - even if my blood sugars are
perfect when I am done, I need to bolus two units.

My interpretation is that my liver says "whoa this girl needs energy!" and
dumps sugar - which doesn't stop with the workout.

I discovered this because after a morning workout once (later repeated as
I tested more often/ran "experiments") I went in at 140, came out at 128,
and by lunch was 450 with no food.  I thought it was the site, but then
it happened two more times and I knew I had an exercise "issue."

Good luck (and no, mine is not a hidden rebound - tested once like
every 15 min. during and it never budged!)
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 15:38:44 -0400
From: Aileen <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] exercise effects?

About a month ago, I started playing racquetball a couple of times a week
for about an hour at a time.  To avoid lows during the serious exercise
involved, I put my pump on suspend and usually eat a glucose tab or two
during the games.  This has worked great during the games -- only one
severe low, which was easily treated.  After-game bgs have been fine
immediately (130-140), but starting about 4 hours after the exercise, have
really sky-rocketed up to bgs over 300.  They come down with high bg
bolusing, but what I don't understand where they're coming from in the
first place.  And should I anticipate them by using a temporary basal rate
after the exercise.  I have never noticed this problem with my usual
walking routine, but when I use those muscles in racquetball, wow!  Any
Aileen Solomon
email @ redacted	
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