@Jack16 - Personally, even before I was on insulin, I found that exercise could drop me low by reducing insulin resistance and sensitizing my body to its own insulin. Not low enough that I had to worry about passing out, but low enough to get shaky and sweaty. Usually not below 60, so honestly not all that low, but enough to feel uncomfortable. It’s hard to tell when you’re getting sweaty from hypoglycemia though, when you’re already sweaty from working out!
I just learned that I needed to test my BG before exercise, never exercise if my BG was below 120, and to stop and check my BG after about 1 hour or if I felt the least bit “weird.”
I always keep glucose tablets on hand. I’ve been Type II for nearly 15 years now and never had a low so bad that I’ve passed out, even with insulin use.
@PinkCoffee - I think the best advice I can give you is don’t be scared of lows. Respect them, prepare for them, and know how to deal with them yes. But don’t live in fear of them. They’re just part of life with diabetes. If you monitor before exercise, during exercise if it is going to be a long session, and afterwards and know when and how to treat, you can go into this with confidence instead of fear.