[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
[IPk] Re: Post Exercise Highs
Because my blood sugar peak is sharp - and I take extra insulin to
cover it, I don't ever seem to get ketones. I have further refined my
theory since I wrote to Balance. If my starting blood sugar is 7.5mmol or
over I always take 1 or 2 units of insulin and this stops a further rise.
If it is less than 7.5 I do nothing. This way, my sugar always comes down
as a result of the exercise.
I have told my consultant this, and after picking him off the floor,
he said that as long as I never took more than 2 units, it was ok. But this
does really work - it also means I can work out at any intensity and the
impact on my blood sugar is the same.
It's all a case of trial and hopefully not too much error!
> Hi Audrey -
> I'm about 2 years ahead of you: 34 and diabetes for 22 years. Since
> starting on the pump 2 years ago I have enjoyed fairly stable control for
> the first time in my life.
> Changing the subject... I was delighted to read your recent letter
> Balance about exercise and bg's. Balance needs more of this type of
> discussion :-)
> If I've understood you correctly, if you start with a bg above 10,
> very high, and with a bg in the normal range, it falls. I don't know
> exactly what is going on, but this is a well documented fact in
> literature. I think it's disgraceful that the British medical
> leave people to work these things out for themselves! In the US,
> doctors advise people - particularly kids - to not start exercising
> the bg is high for precisely this reason. It can lead rapidly to
> and DKA. I'd be interested to know what level of ketones you show in
> urine at the end of an exercise routine causing your bg to rise
> I measured my highest ever bg (27) at the end of an afternoon hill
> in the snow. It had been lowish all day, but when I got home and put
> feet up, it shot through the roof. There could have been a number of
> contributary factors, but I injected Humalog to bring it down, and
> everything else (insulin, infusion set etc) as it was and then
> was fine. I put it down to hormonal and muscular choas!
> - --
> mailto:email @ redacted
This message is sent in confidence for the addressee only.
It may contain legally privileged information. The contents are not to
be disclosed to anyone other than the addressee. Unauthorised recipients
are requested to preserve this confidentiality and to advise the sender
immediately of any error in transmission.
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
help SUPPORT Insulin Pumpers http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml