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Re: [IPk] Exercise



I have  a similar eaperience. I think it maybe a delayed reaction to the
reduction of insulin pre and during exercise. Consequently I actually take a
slightly bigger bolus post exercise and the wait up to an hour before
eating.

----- Original Message -----
From: Audrey Sheal, SE Grampian <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 10:13 AM
Subject: [IPk] Exercise


> Dear All
>
> I am still having real problems with my post exercise BG's.
> Basically they seem to shoot up really high when I have had a hard
workout.
> I have tried testing during exercise and they come down (not dramatically
> but they do come down 2-3m/mols) - I then  have my breakfast and they can
> shoot up from maybe 5 m/mols to 20 m/mols.   I have tried changing my
> breakfast to see if it is a GI problem but there is no great difference.
> The days when I do really light exercise this does not seem to happen - I
> know it would be sensible therefore to only do very light exercise, but to
> be honest there is not much point and I enjoy a good workout.
>
> My basal when I am exercising is very low, and I keep it low for
> about 30mins after I finish and then back up to normal.  I have also tried
> giving myself much larger pre-breakfast boluses and different delivery
> mechanisms (dual wave bolus), but nothing makes a difference except giving
> my pre-breakfast bolus (4u) and then an hour later giving another bolus of
> anything between 2-4u.  Things then settle down from about 11:30 am and
run
> quite tight for the rest of the day.
>
> Can anyone offer any advice as this is driving me mad!!
>
> Audrey Sheal
> IDDM 20 years +, Minimed 508 pumper 9 months+
>
>
>
> > If you are prepared to commit to a low-carb diet for the long term, and
> > motivated to exercise for an hour per day, 5-6 days per week, you will
> > probably be quite successful.  I have realized that I feel better when I
> > eat
> > just about what I want (within reason, of course!) and exercise 5-6 days
> > per
> > week.  I can keep the commitment to going to the gym, but I have trouble
> > resisting a cookie.
> >
> > Exercising 5-6 days per week, whatever you eat, will probably help a
lot.
> > When I'm exercising regularly, I use about 40-45 units of Humalog a day
> > and my
> > bgs (while they could be better, of course) stay in the "good" range.
> > When
> > I'm not working out several days a week, I use around 55-60 U. and my
> > sugars
> > swing more wildly.
> >
> >
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