Re: [IPk] competitive team sports
It's kind of the same with hillwalking etc. for me. going uphill burns a lot
more carbs than on the flat or downhill. i drive the guide nuts by asking what
terrian we're going to encounter, but it makes a big difference! Nothing sends
my BG up though!!!
and sports - every time you play it's different, sometimes you run around far
more than others! don't know how I ever managed without a pump!
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> On 6 Feb 2014, at 19:32, Steve Boorman <email @ redacted> wrote:
> thanks for the thought, Di. Perhaps I should take a bit of insulin before
> exercise - most recently skiing, and my skiing is unfortunately a *lot* of
> exercise. But its all rather unpredictable. Its interesting - steady hill
> walking will get me low by 12.00 - climbing or skiing not at all - until
> much later. I guess it depends on whether its violent action or steady
> aerobic. But the pump (compared with MDI) is wonderful - I can turn it down!
>> On 6 February 2014 19:17, Diana Maynard <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> On 06/02/14 19:01, Steve Boorman wrote:
>>> 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
>> Well, our very short skirts for korfball don't have pockets :-) although I
>> do put my pump in a Spibelt sometimes so could put a few jelly babies in
>> there, but they'd get very sweaty and sticky!
>> However, that doesn't really solve the problem in question - if I've gone
>> low it's already too late. And I can usually grab some Lucozade from the
>> sidelines during a game if I need to (and/or turn my pump down).
>> The problem is more not what to do if I go low, but how to manage the time
>> when I'm sat on the sidelines waiting to maybe play - or not. Our coach is
>> pretty good about such things in general. Oddly, we have another diabetic
>> on the team, a young lad who's on MDI and doesn't even take a meter with
>> him to matches. I know because I forgot mine once, thought I could borrow
>> his and found he didn't have one! He does what I used to do as a teenager,
>> just has a load of sugar before he plays sport and ignores any worries
>> about being high. Of course, being a young laid-back male, there's no
>> telling him how dangerously he's living his life (I probably wouldn't have
>> listened either in my teens).
>> Steve, why are you high at lunch? You should be able to fix that. Maybe
>> you need to take a little bit of insulin either before or after you
>> exercise - some people do.
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