OK so sometimes when I play basketball really hard…my sugar rises. This happens especially when I get really competitive and I’m playing a heated pickup game against strangers.
When I go to the gym, swim, or lift weights…my sugar always drops or remains normal. I’m usually relaxed and focused but it’s not as intense as competitive sports.
I think it has to do with the “fight or flight” response that I get when I play ball…I know it’s not good for me but I can’t give it up. I try to stay calm but sometimes the adrenaline gets the best of me. I’m scared of getting low on the court so I just let it go high and take insulin later. It usually drops pretty fast after I bolus, but there has to be a better way. As I type, my sugar went from 160 pregame to 254 post…no food.
Please advise. I can’t give up basketball or competitive sports, but there has to be a better way!!!