I am recently diagnosed (sept 2014) and interested in getting back in shape. I was hesitant to start exercise without having a CGM. I have had it for a few weeks now and LOVE it- but even with the cgm I have not been able to figure out the “secret” to exercise without going low. Today, for example, I was 3 minutes into walking on the treadmill when I got the double down arrows on my cgm. I ate a few glucose tabs and kept going… Managed to go about 15 minutes before I got too nervous that I was going to completely bottom out. It is so frustrating… Trying to do something good for my health and I can’t get through more than 15 minutes!!! I am just so frustrated any tips would be helpful. Also I am on MDI - have started reducing my fast acting insulin w/ lunch as I usually work out around 1pm after a light meal. Thinking that having any extra insulin running through my system is contributing to the double down arrows during exercise, although reducing it hasn’t helped at all.
I used to be super active before diagnosis, and I am just feeling super defeated right now because I can’t even do a 30 minute walk without diabetes rearing its ugly head. Help please!!!