Hi everyone, I’ve got one of those New Year’s resolution-related questions for you.
With my switch to the pump and Apidra, I discovered that insulin actually works much better in body all of the sudden. So well that I continually bottom out during almost all cardio exercise of over 20 minutes or so. Running, walking, biking, rowing, all of it.
I’m not generally organized enough to know two hours before my workout that I’ll be heading into the gym, so about a half hour to an hour beforehand, I turn my basal down or off, depending on the exercise, and then I’ll usually eat about 20 grams of un-bolused carbs to get my BG up a little too. So far, the results are mixed, with lows still coming about half the time.
From my blogosphere research, I’ve found that many diabetics will pump their BG up to over 150 or 200 before starting on cardio. I’m wondering if these daily spikes will actually cause more harm than good. I work really hard to keep my post-meals below 140, so I don’t want to muck it up with an un-bolused peanut butter sandwiches before a run.
Any insights out there? Thanks, guys!