Does anyone out there bike ride for exercise? Do you ever find your blood sugars high after you ride? I have recently gotten back into bike riding and after a ride even though I may start out with a normal blood sugar of say 95-110 I will spike up to over 200 when I get back and that is riding 4-6 miles. I stay high for 4-5 hours after exercise and then end up dropping low about 6-8 hours after exercise even though I eat a low fat meal when I get back with protein, it's frustrating to get the spikes and then the lows later on. I would love anyone's feedback on how they handle this as I would like to build up to longer distances and want to keep my blood sugar under control.
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It happens every time I ride…or exercise period.
What I have found works for me, is I eat before I exercise (an hour or two at least, bolus for your meal)
and then I do my workout thing and then when I am done, I give half a correction for the said high.
and sure enough, 45 minutes later I’m right back where I need to be.
I found this old post and hope it is still okay to post on it. I came on the forum to see what I could find about this subject. Laura25, you described what happens to me perfectly. I ride 3-8 miles and I see my blood sugar rise. Today it actually rose to 200 for the first time since using cgm (3 weeks).
While riding, I watch my bg go down and my pump shuts itself off (t-slim with basal-IQ) and then when I get home I watch my bg go up. So frustrating.
Have you come up with anything that works in the last 8 years?