At the risk of outing myself as completely dense… is it simply a matter of using the increased insulin sensitivity to your advantage? Less insulin, smaller numbers, so on?
It’s still abstract as I don’t see this translating to improved control (lower A1c’s). Rather it necessitates more aggressive management whether it initially brings you down or up like @NatureOrbs.
The survey results revealed that those with lower self-reported A1c levels were more likely to report exercising at least 4 times per week as compared to those with higher A1c levels among those with type 1 diabetes. Those with a higher A1c level were significantly more likely to report very low exercise frequencies (less than once per week). There were no significant differences in the proportion of people who reported exercising 1-3 times per week between the two A1c groups.
Now I can grasp that regular exercise is better than irregular exercise. The first 2-3 weeks of any exercise routine marks a time of chaos. Trial and error for specific activities has taught me to cut my TDD by up to 70% and also add lots of extra carbs. It’s difficult to track the curve, but that mire has been cleared it gets a little easier as long as it’s “routine”. Beyond that, I still get frequent days where with the same level of exercise, I can’t predict how my insulin sensitivity will change. With progression in mind, there are days where I might push myself much harder, and my IS will take an unexpected path.
Is there a discussion on the type of exercise conducted? I’m still shocked by the marathon runners group on Tud, as I find that type of activity the most difficult to manage. Are the proponents on the low A1c side of the study high-level athletes that skew the results?
So before I ramble any further…
What is it specifically that you think you’re doing right and what may others like myself be doing wrong? No time to be bashful. IOB, timing, activity type, fitness level, etc, lets hear it
finally @NatureOrbs, I’m not sure which questions to even be asking. Hijack away! I’m elated by the input.