I’m looking for some recommendations on how to manage going low while exercising without the need to consume anything sugary or anything at all.
I go for a one hour walk after breakfast and really I want to go longer but I find myself starting to go low around the 40 min mark. Feel lack of energy by then and feel an onset of a hypo coming. My legs starts feeling a bit funny, I can’t say it’s numb but that’s the closest word I can think of to describe the feeling. Usually at this time I pop a jelly candy or two into my mouth. I hate doing this because it’s sugar and it’s probably bad for the teeth if I do this everyday. And I find it counterintuitive when I’m trying to burn off calories but need to fuel up with sugar (I know one or two isn’t the end of the world but still). So I’m wondering how others deal with exercise. I can’t even walk an hour without going low so how do people do marathons?
I bolus less for breakfast, about 1 unit less and also have my temp basal set to 0% before I start the walk. But I still tend to trend low.
I also wonder what you carry with you for fuel? As I’m exercising, I don’t want to take anything big like a banana with me. And I hate hate hate jelly beans😖. So I settled for some jelly lollies I can keep in my pocket in a zip lock bag and it doesn’t easily melt. But would be nice to get some suggestions for alternatives.