Hello! I just wanted to share in my excitement and to encourage those
who can to check out my page http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?type=fr_personal&fr_id=7041&px=5844589&post_id=43431&bpg=rlist&pg=personal
I will be riding for Tommys Team (check it out here as well: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=7041&team_id=440369
I live in Arizona, but am making a trek of it to be in Oregon for the
I have a few questions for other Type 1s out there (I will post this in
the Athlete pages, too Sorry if they seem kinda silly, but I was only
diagnosed T1 on Jan 23, 2010, and this is the first time I have trained
since being diagnosed.
How do you handle exercise? I have asked my CDE repeatedly about ways to
approach working out (especially something as cardio heavy as the long
distance Tour) but I will be honest- She doesn’t really give me and
really good advice, just generalizations about exercise (I think I am
one of only a few Type 1 patients she has) I generally do my rides after
breakfast. I have been cutting my morning insulin in half and letting
myself go high in anticipation of the ride (I have dropped my BS 100
points with a 10 mile, rigorous ride) But I don’t know if this is the
right approach for this:
- I have been waiting two hours after I eat to leave for the ride so
that the Novolog peaks. Is this necessary? I am cutting that dose in
half, so I am higher to begin with, but do I need to wait? I just fear
that those two hours I’m off in High BS Land can have a negative long
term effect. Can I just start soon after?
- I also notice that I can get these dramatic declines in my BS
depending on the length and difficulty of my ride. I test constantly
while I ride. But I have noticed that when I finish, my BS begins to
climb (slowly, but still) without eating anything. Why is this?
Thanks for any insight/experiences!