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Re: [IPk] Basals and exercise



I disconnect completely during exercise. I also reduce my basal by about 50%
about 2 hours before. This is tweeked depending if I am running a bit low
/high beforehand. I've also found that unlike on injections I do NOT need to
reduce my post exercise insulin. Maybe the lack of insulin for a few hours
is being compensated for.


----- Original Message -----
From: Audrey Sheal, SE Grampian <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2000 5:14 PM
Subject: [IPk] Basals and exercise


> A Question for all you experienced pumpers out there...
>
> I have been pumping now for just over two weeks and have managed (with
> support from Dr!) to get my overnight basals so that I am now waking with
> BG's of 5.5-8.0.
>
> However, pre breakfast I exercise for 30-40 mins (bike, cross trainer,
> stepper or the like).  At present I am trying to get my basal right for
that
> period - basically cutting it back by 0.1 and seeing what happens,
however,
> my BG's are dropping so rapidly!  I would be grateful for any advice from
> any of you on:
> * how long should basal reduction for exercise last? - just while I
> exercise?  or a number of hours after?
> * are there any standard figures for exercise basal reductions?
> * will the rules I apply pre-exercise count if I exercise at other
> times of the day?
>
> Any suggestions gratefully received!
>
> As a matter of interest, pre-pump when I exercised in the morning by BG's
> would often spike from say 8.0 to 20+, or if I had woken with a bloody
sugar
> greater than 10.0  I would always take 1u-2u of Humalog by pen to make by
BG
> come down - which I now realise was basically a very crude basal!
>
> Audrey Sheal
> IDDM - 20 years
> Pumper - 2 weeks and bit!
>
>
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