How do Type 1, pump using, CGM members control their BG from falling while exercising OR skyrocketing AFTER exercise? As usual I’m trying all different approaches to keeping my BG in range before and after exercise but wow, is it hard!
I have tried suspending my pump when my BG is 110-120 and that hasn’t helped me from having hypoglacemia, even with taking O.J. to class with me. Today I went into a class with a 135 BG. I suspended my pump, fearing I’d go very low which I started to do, 20 minutes into the exercise I was at 117, going down at 110 took a couple gulps of O.J. Class ended I turned my pump on again. Twenty minutes later I was at 223! Gave myself 3 units of humalog from my pump and increased my basal from .87 to 105%for 2 hours! Finally, after 1- 1/2 hours my BG started to drop to 206. At 2 hours after having given myself the insulin and the 2 hours of having the basal at 105. my BG was 188! Still not in the “normal” range.
I’m thinking maybe next time I’ll NOT suspend my pump but lower my basal to .50%, for the duration of the class returning it to it’s normal setting after the class. Such frustration with all this!