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Re: [IPk] BGs AND EXERCISE



I'm glad someone else has mentioned this. When I exercise in the gym I don't
need any extra CHO at all or a basal rate reduction (unless my BG is very
low/falling) however hoovering can have a dramatic effect on my BG.

Sorry Rory, I missed an earlier email - how do you treat your soaring BG
post exercise?

Zok

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rory Wilson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 1:34 PM
Subject: [IPk] BGs AND EXERCISE


> Post exercise BG's:
>
> Dear Audrey,
> My exprience is identical to yours, with BGs shooting up after a hard
workout.
> I have spoken to the local 'experts' here in Cape Town (South Africa) who
gave
> the usual bluster and half-explanation that we all get from medicos who
don't
> really know the answer. However, the interesting point for me is that the
> pattern of BGs under hard (anaerobic) exercise is significantly different
to
> exercise under long, slow (aerobic) exercise. My BG shoots up after
anaerobic
> exercise (the more exhausted I get, the higher the BG) but stays constant
or
> drops slowly over time during aerobic exercise. I treat the shooting BG in
the
> same way that you do.
>
> I have found that the long slow fall in BG during aerobic exercise can be
very
> dangerous, eg, during marathon running or all-day hiking. I got into
serious
> difficulties on the Drakensberg mountains about 10 years ago as a result -
the
> problem is that I don't feel the change in BG as dramatically as when the
> change is sudden. And it is bothersome to stop a hike or a long run to
test
> BGs, specilly if you are in a group.
>
> My memory is hazy on the detail but I recall the medics saying that there
is
> sigificant hormone secretion during anaerobic exercise which gives rise to
the
> high BGs - but what I know about such matters is dangerous.
>
> Rory Wilson
> 52 years old, IDDM 20 years +, Minimed 508 pumper 4 months+
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