Re: [IPk] competitive team sports
Oh, Di, really hard! Perhaps just some glucose tabs in a pocket? Even the
most committed have a moment! My comment is from ignorance - I do usual
bolus/basal for a morning's hard execrcise, am high-ish at lunch, and then
have to make sure I survive til teatime
On 6 February 2014 18:43, Diana Maynard <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Just wondering how people manage competitive team sports when you never
> know if/when during a match you're going to get substituted onto the pitch?
> I find I have to eat carbs/lower basal rate while I'm sitting on the
> sidelines, just in case I might have to play at some point, but if I don't
> play, then I end up with high BG and have to bolus to bring it back down.
> And if I do play and haven't had extra carbs/reduced basal at least 10-15
> mins before, then I'm likely to go low in the first 10 minutes of the
> match! I find it really frustrating, and coaches can't always predict when
> they're going to bring you on in a game, because it might depend on injury
> or how the game is going. also don't like to fuss too much, as if the
> coach is going to worry that I might drop low if I'm called on urgently,
> then he's not likely to call on me!
> I can't eat and then bolus a little to make up for it if necessary, until
> the end of the match, because if I take that bolus and then have to play,
> I'll certainly go low!
> When I play softball, it's fine because there's always time between
> innings etc to have some Lucozade, and because I don't burn that many carbs
> in a match, but in other sports where you're on the pitch for an hour or
> more at a time, and running around like crazy for most of that, I use up a
> lot of carbs and I can't stop to eat/drink unless I'm substituted off for
> the rest of the match.
> My solution is to assume I'm going to get substituted on, and eat a
> little/reduce basal, and then have some more Lucozade as I'm called on. But
> if I don't play, this inevitably leaves me with high BG. For a one-off it's
> fine, but when it's frequently it's not great.
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