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Re: [IPk] Unexpected increase in sinsulin needs?

hi Rich
While it's true of course that everyone responds differently, I think 
this could be slightly misleading because it also makes a difference 
what kind of exercise (aerobic or non-aerobic, for instance) you're 
doing and what your BG is to start with, how much insulin you've 
recently taken etc. For example, my BG will generally rise during a 
softball tournament, especially first thing in the morning, but will 
drop like a stone with softball training (in the evening). Combination 
of more intense exercise when training, less stress, usually more 
insulin that I've recently bolused, no post-waking high BGs, and so on....
Similarly if I go to the gym at 6pm for an hour my BG will drop like a 
stone, but if I go for a run outside at 6pm my BG will stay roughly the 
same or rise!
I'm not a diabetic any more I'm a scientist :-)
> By the way, roughly 1/2 the people get a blood sugar drop when doing physical
> exercise, 1/2 get a rise at first, and the other 1/2 don't see much of a
> change. One of my Doc's told me this when I first started pumping. He used to
> joke about being a doctor not a mathematician. (-:
> Rich
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