So I'm getting a bit frustrated trying to mix exercise with insulin injections.
Here's the deal:
- I like to work out first thing in the morning
- I wake up in the 7s and 8s (126- 144) although I'd like to be lower
- I'm hungry right when I get up
- When I exercise, my bgs drop as much as 5 mmols depending on what I do.
So if I have breakfast before I work out and don't take insulin, my blood sugar is high enough to prevent a low, but then I'm just burning off what I ate, so what's the point?
If I wait to have breakfast, I have lows. Maybe not the dangerous lows, but enough that I get shaky and frantic and light-headed.
I've tried eating a little bit, like a half a banana just to bring my sugar up enough to work out and have breakfast later, but then, same problem, I'm just eating to exercise.
Any thoughts on what I could do? I prefer working out in the morning because it fits into my routine the best.