I was dx in sept and as the weather starts to get a little better I am getting nervous and excited to start cycling outside again. I have been cycling inside for 1- 1.5 hours and I tend to go low a lot, so I am nervous about cycling long distances by myself. I would love any tips on managing bg while cycling (have omnipod and dexcom) and any good supplies to use. Thanks for the help!!
I'm super late to this discussion, but one question I would ask is this: do you pay attention to insulin on board prior to your work out? For me personally, it takes 3 hrs for a meal bolus to clear my system. Meal boluses will drastically change my glucose needs during a ride/run. And don't suspend your insulin!
I think you are a new type 1 so I would cut your basal rate more than 50%. You don't want to keep eating to ride. I have been there and you gain weight.
I see there have been a ton of responses so I won't bore you. With my racing, 6-7 hours straight at times, good glucose management is still possible and especially with the tools you have. Maybe start a touch higher than you normally like to be and stay up on your eating throughout your rides. Cut your basal insulin dosages - at least post ride. Also carry plenty of carbos with you and I find that gatorade is a good and easy way to keep glucose up during exercise. Feel free to message me if you have any specific questions. Good luck out there and pedal hard!